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Wreath Order Form 2016 Onslow County 4-H, Master Gardeners and Extension & Community Association are pleased to offer 26-inch fragrant …

Kate HoltCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture

Dividing Perennials

Fall is a great time to divide perennials. Dividing perennials promotes plant growth while allowing you to easily create …


Jams and Jellies

Fall is a great time to enjoy fresh fruits. Right now, I’m enjoying figs and muscadine grapes. When I …

tips & tricks

Tip and Tasks

Vegetable Garden Plant cool season crops like radishes, spinach, and lettuce in September. Cool season herbs like dill, parsley and …


Nematodes in the Home Garden

Root knot nematodes have stunted the roots of this tomato plant. Nematodes are a common problem in sandy soils. Nematodes …

Crape myrtle bark scale Jim Robbins U of Ark CES Bugwood org

New Pest on Crape Myrtles

For several years, I’ve been hearing that crape myrtle bark scale was heading towards North Carolina. Well, now we …

tips & tricks

Tip and Tasks

Remember to water according to plant needs. Vegetables and newly established plants require more frequent watering than established lawns …


Cistern Bed Planting

I’d like to give a big shout out to the Master Gardener Volunteers! They have put a lot of …


Vegetables and Summer’s Heat

As temperatures rise, we start to see a common problem in the vegetable garden. You may notice that your …

The fruits of hard labor ripen on the vines of the Agroecology Education Farm.

Plan Now for Fall Harvest

The summer heat and humidity often cause our gardens to languish but it doesn’t need to be that way. …

Carpenter Bees

Be on the lookout for carpenter bees this month. Carpenter bees are large bees resembling bumble bees that drill …

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