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Weeds

Lawn Weed Control

A close look in areas where I have seen crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) in the past couple of years reveals …

Lettuce in a container

Planting Spring Vegetables

It’s not too late to plant spring vegetables in the garden. If you have the space, a row of …

Farmers Market Vendor

Survey for Farmers Market Vendors

Researchers at Virginia Tech and NC State University are working to understand how COVID-19 has impacted farmers markets. If …

Garden seedlings

Start Your Vegetable Garden

February is a good month to get started in the vegetable garden. If you love fresh garden peas, not …

Pruning trees and shrubs

Pruning in February

February is usually a great month to get out and prune trees and shrubs. A good rule of thumb …

Pennywort by white fence

Winter Weeds and Germination

The winter weeds have been growing fast and it will soon be time for crabgrass seeds to germinate. Spraying …

Student sitting at desk with books

Apply for Business Related Scholarship

Are you pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field of study? The Herter O’Neal Scholarship …

Gardenia and Shrubs

Planting Hedges With Diversity

While trees and shrubs don’t get replaced every year like vegetables, planting with diversity in mind adds variety to …

Seed Variety and Diversity

The vegetable garden is a good place to discuss diversity and inclusion. My mailbox has already been flooded with …

Weeds

Lawns and Weeds in Harmony

For most of us, the perfect lawn is a monoculture of one species, trimmed to perfection and gorgeous like …

Christmas cactus

Caring for Christmas Cactus

This cactus is often sold already blooming. The blooms will stay on the plant for several weeks if the …

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