Food Gardening Right Now:
Growing heat-tolerant greens

Malabar spinach, Swiss chard, leafy amaranth, and callaloo are among several heat-tolerant greens that can expand your palette of flavors from the summer vegetable garden.

Tomato disease prevention - early blight

This is a common fungal disease that also infects eggplant. Better air movement means less disease, so prune off the lowest 3-5 leaf branches of tomato plants.

What questions do you have about designing and maintaining your landscape? Our team of Certified Professional Horticulturists, Master Gardeners, and faculty is here to help! Our goal is to give you the best science-based information available so you can succeed with food gardening (or any garden topic) this season. This service is free and available to all Maryland residents.

Check out recent questions submitted to Ask Extension:
My grass is turning brown and I’m not sure why.

My Nana Lutea Dwarf Hinoki Cypress is browning. Is this just sun scorch? It is located in a full sun area in a raised bed.

Practice Climate-Smart Gardening brochure

New! Brochure #8 in the "Protect the Chesapeake Bay" series lays out steps you can take to reduce the carbon footprint of your landscape, build healthy soils to store carbon, and manage stormwater runoff around your home.

Select native shrubs for your landscape

Add beauty and diversity to your home garden by planting native shrubs this fall. For ideas, check out new plant profiles on our website: Northern bayberry, mapleleaf viburnum, red chokeberry, and more!

Put the BITE on mosquitoes before they bite you! Watch and learn from "The Bug Guy," Dr. Michael J. Raupp.

The Garden Thyme Podcast
Tune in from your garden! This award-winning podcast from the University of Maryland Extension brings you great conversations on hot topics in the garden. Listen to recent episodes on native bees with Sam Droege, abiotic disorders of plants, container gardening, and more!

Upcoming Free Webinars:
IPM for Backyard and Community Vegetable and Fruit Growing
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 | 9 am - 12 pm | Virtual over Zoom | Free

Join Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist and HGIC Director Jon Traunfeld to learn the latest organic IPM techniques for your fruit and vegetable gardens!

Preserve Your Harvest
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 | 9 am - 12 pm | Virtual over Zoom | Free

Learn from UME Family & Consumer Sciences Senior Agent Shauna Henley how to properly clean, preserve, or even ferment your surplus veggies!


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