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Holiday Reminders

Keep your Christmas tree in tip-top shape by following these basic rules: Choose a tree that has pliable green needles …

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December Tips and Tasks

Garden If you are planning on making new garden beds, or expanding current ones, why not do it now …

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Caring For Holiday Plants

While the Christmas tree may be the plant most commonly associated with the holidays, flowers like poinsettias, Christmas cactus, …

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November Tips and Tasks

Garden November is a great time to plant bulbs for spring flowers. It is also a good time to …

After the Storm

Our landscapes have definitely taken a beating this fall. Many of us have been dealing with basic essentials, and …

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Yuck! Is It Polluted?

“Yuck! Is it polluted?” is a frequent question when people see our ditches and waterways with fluffy orange growths, …

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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 …

Summertime Ratatouille *

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

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Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa are tropical, vining plants that produce large fruits similar to cucumbers. When young and …

Japanese Maple Scale, Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell), Hemiptera: Diaspididae

Japanese maple scale is an exotic, armored scale insect pest of several ornamental trees and …

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Guía de Horticultura para Principiantes

Esta publicación proporciona información sobre la planificación y el mantenimiento de un huerto casero. Los …

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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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13. Propagation

This propagation chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how and why to grow new …

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Orangestriped oakworms

Orangestriped Oakworm

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and management of the orangestriped oakworm, a pest …