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Muscadines are Ripe and Ready!

Muscadine’s are Ripe and Ready! Muscadine grapes originated in the Southeastern region of the United States and as you know …

Eggplant!

The Healthy and Versatile Eggplant It’s that wonderful time in summer when eggplants, in their many shapes and colors have …

Banana Peppers

Abundance of Banana Peppers!! Do you have more banana peppers than you think you possibly could ever eat? I …

Fresh Figs

Summer Figs – Get Them Fast Sweet, juicy, and crunchy, it’s hard to think of a fruit that provides the …

Okra

Okra, Love it? Or Love to Hate it? Okra is either one of those vegetables that you love or you …

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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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Butternut Squash

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

NCDA Soil Testing website

New NCDA&CS Form for Soil Tests

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has just released a new Soil Test form for Gardeners. Download the …

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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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