Vegetable Gardening Practices to Protect the Chesapeake Bay and Waterways

Describes vegetable gardening practices that help protect the Chesapeake Bay and regional waterways and identifies practical actions you can take. This “Bay-Wise Maryland Yardstick” for vegetable gardeners helps you determine how you “measure up” through a self-assessment on a variety of gardening practices. Source: University of Maryland Extension

Vegetable Gardening

 

Vegetables for Maryland Gardens

Recommended vegetables for Maryland gardens are available from the University of Maryland Extension’s monthly featured vegetables. Click on the photo of each vegetable for more information about specific plant characteristics and ideal habitats. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

How to Grow Vegetables

Learn how to grow vegetables with this incredibly useful table and links for detailed information about how to grow a wide variety of vegetables. Also includes links to common problems gardeners encounter when growing specific vegetables. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

Vegetable Gardening

Growing Organic Tomatos

 

Controlling Weeds in Vegetable Gardens

Controlling weeds in vegetable gardens is one of the most time-consuming tasks for organic home gardeners. Learn tips for using no-tillage and a weed barrier for season-long weed control in organic vegetable gardens throughout the growing season. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

 

 

Vegetable Gardens

Organic Vegetable Gardening

 

How to Harvest and Preserve Herbs

Learn how to harvest and preserve herbs, including preserving (rinsing, refrigerating and freezing) and drying herbs (oven-drying, microwaving and air-drying). Source: Penn State Extension

 

Vegetable Garden Rotation by Plant Family

Vegetable garden plant rotation helps minimize pests and keep soil more fertile. Learn why it’s important to avoid planting an area of your garden with plants of the same family in succession – complete with a handy chart of common home garden vegetables organized by family. Source: Penn State Extension

 

Vegetable Garden Pest Management

Explains the concept of Integrated Pest Management and how home gardeners can control insects, diseases, weeds and animals in vegetable gardens with fewer negative impacts on the environment. Learn how to identify different pests over the course of the growing season and choose the best control strategies. Source: University of Maryland Extension

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Organic Vegetable Growers

 

Common Vegetable Garden Diseases

Learn about common vegetable garden diseases, including Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Early Blight, Late Blight and much more. Includes descriptions and characteristics of diseases and tips for management and prevention. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

 

 

 

Common Vegetable Garden Pests

Learn about common vegetable garden pests, including the Squash Vine Borer, Seedcorn Maggot, Squash Bug, Harlequin Bug, Cucumber Beetles and much more. Includes great photo galleries to assist with identification.
Source: University of Maryland Extension