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June Insects in the Garden

There are a whole host of insects that might be found on trees and shrubs at this time of …

Vegetable Container Gardening

Vegetable Container Gardening

With food costs rising these days, it might be worth planting a few vegetables in a garden, the landscape, …

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Reshaping Azaleas After Flowering

In another video of Extension Gardener on the Crystal Coast, Shawn Banks, discusses how to reshape azaleas that have …

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Local U-Pick Strawberries

If you’re anticipating filling a basket full of freshly picked red berries, you’ll be happy to know strawberry season …

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Spring Soil Samples

**It’s non-peak soil testing season April through Thanksgiving which means no fee. Submit your soil samples to the N.C. …

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Trick to Prevent Insect Damage

I didn’t realize until I was looking up gardening holidays that April 14 is National Gardening Day. In our …

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Grasses Coming Out of Dormancy

Last month, I shared a post about controlling weeds. The article had a picture of a dandelion in bloom …

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Pesticide Collection Day

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), in cooperation with the Carteret County Cooperative Extension, will be offering …

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Spring Plant Sale in Beaufort

Come see us at the Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of Carteret County Annual Plant Sale! Plants for sale are grown …

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5. Diseases and Disorders

This diseases and disorders chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses how to keep plants …

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4. Insects

This insects chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to identify insects, understand …

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3. Botany

This Botany Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses plant taxonomy or how to name …

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2. Composting

This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook

This 21 chapter handbook covers research-based gardening information that helps readers be successful gardeners and …

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North Carolina's native plants provide well-adapted food and cover for the state's wildlife. This publication …

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8. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

This integrated pest management (IPM) chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook familiarizes readers with a …

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