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Potential track of Florence

Tropical Activity Ramping Up!

We’ve had a quiet hurricane season so far; however, that appears to be changing. The National Hurricane Center has …

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Growing Onions

written by Jim Kwasnik, Master Gardener℠ volunteer Growing edible onions (Allium capa) in North Carolina is fairly easy to do …

September Tips and Tasks

Peak Season Soil Sample Testing Fees If you haven’t sampled your soil recently, go ahead now to avoid the peak …

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Composting Basics

Have you been wanting to begin composting at home, but weren’t sure how? The Composting Basics class will take …

Map of US showing regions of higher or lower precipitation probability for August, 2018.

Don't Put Away the Umbrella!

The National Weather Service (NWS) has updated their temperature and rainfall predictions for August. Now, they expect our pattern …

Summertime Ratatouille *

Time: 45 min, prep to table Serves: 2 as a main, 4 as a side This classic French stew is cooked …

Squash beetle feeding on zucchini plant. Photo by Lisa Rayburn

Squashing the Squash Beetles

Think those are ladybugs crawling around the zucchini? Put on your specs and look again: you might be infested …

July Tips and Tasks

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

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Landscape for Life

When: The class will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning on July 11 from 6-8 p.m. and …

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13. Propagation

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Dealing With Snakes After a Storm

This publication offers tips to deal with snakes, both indoors and outdoors, during the recovery …

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Lettuce Drop

This factsheet discusses the identification and management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor, a fungal …

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Food Garden Design

This publication, chapter 4 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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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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