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Enjoying Spring Blooms Early, With A Little Trickery

It is winter – the daylight hours are short and the temperatures are cold; and both Punxsutawney Phil and our own Pisgah Pete predict six more weeks of it. On top of that we've... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

Black Walnut Toxicity Can Be Lethal For Tomatoes

Black walnuts are popular trees, grown commercially for lumber or the edible nut. It also makes a good shade tree in the yard and many can be seen around town. But, beware, black... — Updated 7/31/2019

 

Master Gardener: Integrated Pest Management Offers Options

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is simply understanding the various options and methods of pest control and choosing the most appropriate one for each particular situation. This is counter to the common practice of simply... — Updated 7/16/2018

 

Several Ways To Preserve Summer's Harvest – Brevard NC

Many gardeners suffer from SAD during the long winter months. That’s not “seasonal affective disorder,” but “seed acquisition disorder.” The bright photos in those seed catalogues look so enticing in February, we dream of... — Updated 8/24/2016 Full story

 

In Defense Of The Always Versatile Zucchini – Brevard NC

Alas for the poor zucchini squash! Butt of jokes, it is probably the most maligned yet versatile vegetable in the garden. My first encounter was when I was fresh out of high school and working my first summer job. My boss kindly ga... — Updated 6/22/2015

 

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