Are you new to vegetable gardening in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania or other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region? Here are several free vegetable gardening resources from regional experts that might be of interest to you or someone you know.
This useful, brief self-assessment from the University of Maryland Extension outlines actions gardeners can take to help protect the Chesapeake Bay and regional waterways. It’s an excellent quick-read overview of gardening best practices. And a great reminder for seasoned vegetable gardeners.
A very handy collection of profiles on a wide variety of vegetables, with information on planting, cultivation, and harvesting. Many profiles include videos and links to additional resources.
Vegetable garden plant rotation helps minimize pests and keep soil more fertile. This article from the Penn State Extension provides an excellent overview and a chart of common home garden vegetables organized by family.
Common Vegetable Diseases and Pests
Two easy-to-use resources from the University of Maryland Extension cover a variety of common vegetable diseases and vegetable pests. Profiles typically include color photos, descriptions, symptoms, and recommended control methods.
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