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Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats in Houseplants

I propagate several houseplants. Some are heirlooms that have been in the family for many decades and I share …

Mixed Signals

Lately, our weather has been keeping us on our toes and sending us mixed signals: a teasing glimpse of …

Frost damage on strawberry bloom by B. Poling

False Spring

False spring occurs during winter when the weather becomes unusually warm before getting very cold again. The air is …

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Growing Fruit Can Be Fun

Growing fruit can be fun, supply your family with fresh, tasty, and nutritious food and you don’t need an …

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Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries are among the major fruit crops of North Carolina, which produces nearly 40 million pounds of blueberries worth …

Purposeful Pruning

I think we’ve all been there before–loppers in hand, a shrub in front of us, questioning when and how …

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Muscadines

Want to grow grapes in the south? If so, you have two choices – plant muscadines or plant another …

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Planning Next Year’s Garden

The New Year is Here! Hopefully the seeds we’ve saved over from last year or ordered new from our …

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Hellebores or Lenten Rose

Capture the charm of winter this season with hellebores, also called Lenten Roses. This unique small evergreen groundcover adds …

Muscadine Grapevine Management Workshop

Dr. Mark Hoffman, NC State University Small Fruit Specialist, and Minda Daughtry, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Lee County Center …

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Holiday Poinsettia

It’s that time of year already! From the stores in the shopping mall to the restaurant, the inescapable sounds …

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Christmas Cactus

The Holiday season is here, with cheerful decorations, including unique holiday plants. One of my family’s favorites is the …

Symbol of the Holidays

The passing of Thanksgiving Day marches us closer to the next big holiday……. Christmas! The season begs the question, …

Why Farming Matters

Farming has played an important role in North Carolina’s history and continues to contribute to the culture and economy …

Pumpkins

Fall Faithfuls, Winter Wishes

Pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, and straw bales are all great ways to bring color and interest to your home …

Gardening After a Flood

Gardening is one of the most widely pursued hobbies in America and is increasingly popular in NC. For all …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes

This eight-page publication explains how you can build and maintain a compost pile to manage …

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Phytophthora shoot blight on annual vinca

Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Bacterial leaf spot on geranium

Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.