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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

Pruner

Sticking to Your Pruning Plans

As with the vegetable garden, if you make a plan for pruning and fertilizing your trees and shrubs it’s …

Broccoli

Growing Heirloom Italian Broccoli

Broccoli Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘’Di Cicco’ is an excellent heirloom variety originating from Italy that produces numerous small to medium …

Butterhead Lettuce

Try Butterhead Lettuce for Salads

Butterhead lettuce (Lactuca sativa) produces small heads which are perfect for salads or sandwiches with their soft, green, sweet, …

Carrots 'Calliope Blend'

Planting Fall Carrots

These Carrots Daucus carota subsp. sativus ‘Calliope Blend’ are a beautiful multi-colored variety with a crisp texture and softer inside. …

Fall lawn

Lawn Care in Dormancy

Hopefully, the lawn has stopped growing by now and gone completely dormant. There may be a little bit of …

Carrots in the garden

Winter Garden Crops

There isn’t anything to plant in the garden this month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do …

photo of foliage, thick stems rooting at the nodes with subteranean flowers photo credit: J C Neal

Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …