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Reading the Fertilizer Bag

When you buy a bag of fertilizer, do you ever wonder exactly what’s in it? It’s really very easy …

Japanese beetle on green leaf

Controlling Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle is native to Japan and was first seen in this country in 1916 in New Jersey. …

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Burke County Farmers Markets

Morganton Farmers Market 300 Beach Street Morganton, NC 28655 Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12noon May 1 – October 30, 2021 Morganton Mini-Market 111 North …

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Dry Weather Solutions

Cool, wet weather of spring is a thing of the past and it looks like we are in for …

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Don't Plant Too Early!

Even if the weather is warm in late March and early April, we can still have frost for a …

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Grow Some Asparagus in Your Garden!

Asparagus has been a favorite garden vegetable for more than 2,000 years. Originating from eastern Mediterranean countries and Africa, …

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Winter Fruit Tree Care

During the winter months, home orchard owners need to protect their fruit trees from rabbits and voles. Rabbits and …

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Prune Blueberries in February

Blueberries are one of the most maintenance free of all the small fruits that can be grown by home …

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December Is Poinsettia Month

Many homes in the area will have one or more poinsettias in residence for the holiday season. This holiday …

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