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Winter Gardening Chores

Winter weather is here and activity in the garden has slowed down. For gardening enthusiasts, their green thumbs might …

Christmas cactus with pink flowers

December Gardening Tips

In December our minds are probably more on preparing for the holidays than working in the garden. If you …

Pecans

It's Pecan Harvest Time!

It won’t be long before we will be planning our holiday meals. No matter how you pronounce the word …

Soil Test Box & Forms

November Gardening Tips

November is now upon us which means soon our minds may be more on preparing for the holiday season, …

Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Time for Sweet Potatoes

The harvesting of sweet potatoes is a common sight in Eastern North Carolina now during the fall season. Sweet …

chrysanthemum

October Gardening Tips

Now that fall weather is upon us, October a great time to enjoy working in your gardens and landscapes. …

Helenium Moerheim Beauty

Late Blooming Perennials

The hot, dry late summer weather can be harsh on our gardens. Many plants suffer from heat stress, too …

Yellow Daffodils

2020 Fall Bulb Fundraiser

Did you know fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden? Take advantage of our fundraiser …

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12. Native Plants

This native plants chapter of the Extension Gardener Handbook defines the term native, why gardeners …

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10. Herbaceous Ornamentals

This herbaceous ornamentals chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews the selection, bed design, planting, …

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6. Weeds

This weeds chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses weed life cycles, how to properly …

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9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

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Growing Edibles in the Landscape

This publication provides three examples of edible landscape designs for incorporating edible components into a …

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16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

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