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Starting a Garden From Seeds

Growing your own garden from seed can be a great activity to do for yourself or with your family. …

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Nourish Resilience

The outbreak of coronavirus is undoubtedly stressful for everyone in our community – from residents to businesses alike. Fear …

Get Into the Garden!

General Yard and Garden Tasks: Before the grass cutting season gets underway, clean up sticks and stones in the yard …

Soil Science

Not Just Dirt

Healthy soils are important for healthy crops. But why should we care? It’s in the numbers. A huge change …

Slugs Are Incredibly Interesting!

Maybe the first thing that tips you off are mysterious, ragged holes ripping across fresh fruit or tearing through …

February Gardening Guidelines

Watch and Wait activities: Give garden tools some TLC. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/12281/sharpeninggardentools.pdf https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/cleaning.html Study Table 1 in the publication “Central North Carolina Planting Calendar …

Carolina Lawns

Carolina Lawn Care

Turfgrass is nothing new; it’s been around for a very long time. Its original use and ability to support …

POSTPONED - Building Smart Soils Workshop

POSTPONED – Building Smart Soils Tuesday, April 7, 2020⋅5:30–7:30 p.m. McSwain Extension Education Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford NC 27332 Healthy soil gives …

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Native Plants, Natural Resources

A healthy and sustainable ecosystem means an empowered Earth resulting in hale and hearty people. Native plants have co-evolved …

Starting Seeds Indoors

From one gardener to another, I’m struggling with our unseasonably warm weather! These days of low to mid- 70s …

Watering Can

What Is a Master Gardener Volunteer?

Master Gardener℠ volunteers are educators sharing knowledge about urban horticulture and environmental stewardship. Working with their local N.C. Cooperative …

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Gardening With Native Plants

Consider plants that are great for birds in your home gardens, backyards, and urban landscapes. When you choose to …

Muscadines

Growing Muscadines

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

Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas is over and the trees are coming down! Figuring out what to do with live Christmas trees after …

Poinsettias

Poinsettias as Gifts

Although the Christmas merchandise seemed to pop out around Halloween this year, the colorful and natural living reminders of …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Stem Blight of Blueberry

This Fruit Disease Information factsheet discusses blueberry stem blight, the primary disease limiting establishment of …

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Twig Blight of Blueberry

This Fruit Disease Information factsheet describes twig blight, a fungal disease that causes dieback in …

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15. Tree Fruit and Nuts

This Tree Fruit and Nuts chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how to select, …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

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