Plan, Plant, and Manage Food Gardens

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Updated: July 22, 2021

Soil Testing and Soil Testing Labs

Everything you need to know about soil testing.
garden soil in basket
Updated: July 22, 2021

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

6 basic steps to use to start a vegetable garden
assortment of vegetables in a basket
Updated: July 22, 2021

Planning a Vegetable Garden

Steps to planning a vegetable garden
Kitchen garden
Updated: June 28, 2021

Community Gardens

Information on starting and finding a community garden in your area
example of a community garden
Updated: June 16, 2021

Soil to Fill Raised Beds

What type of soil to use in a raised bed
handfull of fresh compost
Updated: October 19, 2021

Vegetable Planting Calendar

When to plant vegetables in Maryland and frost-free growing days.
Updated: October 11, 2021


Growing garlic in a home garden
garlic cloves
Updated: October 11, 2021

Accessible Planting Calendar

Accessible version of when to plant vegetables
Updated: October 8, 2021

Cover Crops

Protect and improve the soil in your vegetable garden by planting cover crops.
flowering buckwheat cover crop
Updated: October 5, 2021

Summer Squash (Zucchini)

Growing summer squash in the home garden
zucchini and zucchini flowers