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Five Blueberry Facts

5 Fun Facts Blueberries provide year-round beauty in the landscape as well as nutritious, delicious fruit. They are native to …

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Butterflies in Your Backyard

“Butterflies in Your Backyard” is available for free online (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North Carolina butterflies and …

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Butternut Squash

Historically, breeders focused on the needs of commercial farmers to maximize the number of squash per plant, the size …

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Planting Dates

When is the proper time to start planting one’s garden? First, take a scientific approach and trust the information …

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Fertilizer Application

When is the proper time to apply fertilizer? Application of fertilizer should be based around a few factors. First, …

PH, It Can Save You Money

pH, It Can Save You Money

What is pH and why is it important? pH is an abbreviation for potential Hydrogen and is used to …

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Spring Lime Saves Money

Why do you need to apply lime in the spring before plant growth? Lime can be produced from Calcium …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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