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July Garden Calendar

Fertilizing We recommend giving landscape plants a second (last) feeding of fertilizer. Planting Begin your fall vegetable garden this month, planting …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata). I have been seeing a lot of this around lately in gardens …

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Weed of the Week

Since we missed some weed weeks, we will do three this week! Has anyone seen these guys climbing around? First off, …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is Virginia copperleaf (Acalypha virginica L.) which is part of the spurge family. This upright summer …

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Weed of the Week

A weed for your Wednesday… This week’s weed is mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), a member of the Asteraceae/ daisy family. …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is catchweed bedstraw (Galium aparine). Bedstraw is a prostrate (low and spreading) summer annual weed with …

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Tree Fruit Seminar

Come join us for a “peachy” seminar on how to grow tree fruit successfully here in North Carolina! NC …

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Alexander County Farmers Market

The Alexander County Farmers Market is starting back on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 8 a.m.–noon! We will be located …

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Weed of the Week

This week’s weed is yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus). Yellow nutsedge is a perennial weed that can spread quickly into …

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Weed of the Week

Hello friendly folk! We are going to be doing a weed of the week series! Starting off this week …

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Pool Owners BEWARE!!

Two invasive insects have been found in neighboring states, the Asian longhorned beetle in South Carolina and the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Oddly enough, both …

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Mud Management for Livestock Farms

We have had unprecedented amounts of rainfall the last three winters, and this has led to significant mud problems across …