Category Archives: For Beginners

Crapemyrtle Care Guide 2018

PLANTING SITE

Planting your crapemyrtle in the proper site will promote flowering, control mildew, and avoid winter damage.
Thrives in sun and heat, provided adequate moisture is available
A slightly elevated position …

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How to repair your garden after a spring frost

Maryland springs are unpredictable. One day you’ll be enjoying a sunny afternoon out on your patio. The next week you’re bundled back up in a winter coat and avoiding the outdoors. While the fluctuating temperatures …

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Beginners Guide to Gardening: Harvesting Those Fall Veggies

The fall gardening season is coming to an end, and you probably have plenty of delicious vegetables to keep you busy processing and freezing for weeks to come. From roasting squash to steaming kale, your …

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Beginning Gardeners Series – Starting a Compost Pile

Gardeners with extra garden and kitchen waste on their hands often look to composting as a great way to reduce this waste. Plus composting at home provides them with excellent organic fertilizer to feed their …

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Beginning Gardeners Series: How to Maintain Your Garden

 
A Beginner’s Guide to GardeningTopic #4: How to Maintain Your Garden
How to Maintain your Garden is the final installment of Homestead Gardens’ Beginner’s Guide to Gardening. In this installment we will …

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Beginning Gardeners Series: Easy Plants to Grow

 
A Beginner’s Guide to GardeningTopic #3: Easy Plants to Grow in the Chesapeake Bay Region
Welcome back to Homestead Gardens Beginner’s Guide to Gardening. In this installment we’ll discuss some of the …

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Beginning Gardeners Series #2

 
A Beginner’s Guide to GardeningTopic #2: How to Start a Garden
Homestead Gardens Beginner’s Guide to Gardening series continues to assist novice gardeners create their very own garden.
After you’ve assembled …

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Raised Beds are Perfect
for the Chesapeake Bay Region!

 
Raised garden beds provide exceptional drainage and are perfect for soil in close vicinity to water like homes in the Chesapeake Bay region. In addition, building one is easier than you think. These …

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