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Starting Your Strawberry Patch

In North Carolina, fresh market strawberry production ranks third in the nation behind California and Florida with approximately 1,000 …

Garden

Garden "Resolutions" for 2020

Now that we’ve entered the year of 2020, I wondered what types of resolutions are swirling around in the …

Lady Bird Beetle

Lady Bird Beetles

I mention these insects every year and many of you probably know everything I could tell you about them. …

Lawn

Fall Care for your Lawn

We’re approaching a key date for fertilizing lawns in our area. Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day are good to …

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Soil Sampling Season

Soil samples can be taken anytime of the year. Taking soil samples in the fall will allow you to …

color flower beds

Landscape Focus for Homeowners

What are your landscape plants telling you? Now is a good time to stroll around the landscape and be …

Gardens at the Macon County Environmental Center

Free Garden Tour

The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Macon County invite the public to a free tour of the gardens at the …

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen hovering around the eaves of a house, wooden fences, …

vermiculture composting

Vermiculture Workshop in Macon County

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County Center will be holding a workshop on Worm Composting and Backyard Composting. Come and …

Vegetable Cross-Pollination

Many people believe that by planting related crops close together, such as cantaloupes and cucumbers, the taste of the …

Garden

First Time Garden

As spring arrives many people feel an urge to plant and to see vegetables growing in the soil. They …

Fruit Tree Selection

Now is a good time of year to be thinking about what types of fruit you may want to …

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Asparagus

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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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