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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.

Poinsettia Plant

Poinsettia Plant Care

Many people don’t know how to care for these delicate plants to make it through the holiday season, so …

Ryegrass

Planting Winter Ryegrass

Some people have asked me if it would be good to plant winter ryegrass to keep the lawn green …

Pansy

Landscape Changes to Make Now

If you’re one of those wonderful people who likes change, then here are a few things that can be …

Cauliflower Head

Harvesting Cool Season Vegetables

November is a great month to harvest crops such as cabbage collards, beets, rutabaga, broccoli and cauliflower. There isn’t much …

Person Holding A Red Radish Plant

Cool Season Vegetable Update

It’s not too late to plant a few radishes, onions and garlic. The cabbage, collards and broccoli I planted …

Soil Sample Box and Form, (Carteret County, NC) Dina Murray

Fall Lawns and Soil Samples

After the cold snap we had a couple weeks ago, my lawn has really slowed down its growth. There …

Purple Coneflowers

Dividing Perennial Flowers in Fall

Along with transplanting woody ornamentals, October is a good month to divide some perennial flowers. Some common perennials that …

Green lacewig larva

Good Insects in Fall Gardens

Now is the time to be planting fall gardens. That means cabbage, collards and broccoli. There are a few …