University of Maryland Extension Service

Miss Floribunda: Salt of the Earth

March 23, 2019

Dear Miss Floribunda, You wrote about various kinds of salts in a column last summer, some of which are good for plants and others not. We’ve had several snowfalls this year, and I’ve seen trucks putting what looks like salt on our roads and alleyways. What kind of salt is it? Is it [read more]

Miss Floribunda: The great pumpkin vine decline

November 20, 2018

Dear Miss Floribunda, Every year I grow pumpkins that I use for jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween and then for pies, breads and casseroles for Thanksgiving celebrations. Over the years, I’ve encountered a number of problems that I’ve been able to successfully research for myself. I [read more]
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