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TIDEWATER GARDENING

by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.

Looking Forward to 2016 The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us. Moving into the new year we are looking forward to the 2016 gardening season. Given the fairly mild fall and early winter, maybe the long-range weather forecast for a milder than usual winter will come true. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet? How many have you already broken? What about some New Year’s gardening resolutions? If you are a vegetable gardener, one resolution might be to take some time this January to review the successes and failures from last year’s garden. What vegetables and vegetable varieties produced well, and which ones were not so productive? Did you have any insect or disease problems last year that were out of the ordinary? Instead of growing the usual Big Boy tomatoes again for the 10th year in a row, why not grow one of the heirloom varieties of tomatoes that are now available? If you

Big Boy tomatoes. would like a list of recommended vegetable varieties for Maryland, download the University of Maryland Extension list at: http://exten sion.umd.edu/sites/default/ f ile s/_image s/pro gram s/ hgic/ Publications/HG70_Recommended_Vegetable_Cultivars.pdf. If you have trouble handling 83

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