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 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

Master Gardener: Follow These Easy Tips For Growing Tomatoes

It’s not too late! Your friends may have planted their tomatoes in early May, and the big box stores may have been selling tomatoes since March, but you still have time to plant your own, get a great crop, and be eating fresh tom... — Updated 6/6/2018

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

Master Gardener: Get Your Garden Ready For Spring Planting

By Bill Strang Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Early spring for gardeners is like the last days of the school year for impatient students; it means we are able to get outside and enjoy our favorite activities. Spring... — Updated 3/21/2018

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

The Transylvania County Library Has Rain Garden – Brevard NC

The rain gardens at the Transylvania County Library were constructed by Transylvania County Cooperative Extension and are now maintained by the Extension Master Gardeners. This article follows up an article published in The... — Updated 11/2/2016

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

It's Wise To Create Rain Gardens Locally – Brevard NC

So maybe the weather was a bit drier than usual this year, but here in Transylvania County we can still count on five, six or even more feet of rain year in and year out. All that... — Updated 10/10/2016

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

Fall Leaves Have Various Beneficial Uses – Brevard NC

Every year many gardeners throw away one of the potentially most valuable resources they own for improving their lawns and gardens. Those falling leaves that make us feel like we want to carve a pumpkin or cheer for our favorite... — Updated 9/12/2016

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

Time For Tomatoes – Brevard NC

Mother’s Day, the traditional date for the last frost in western North Carolina, is finally upon us, so it’s time to get those summer vegetable plants into the ground. We’re not going to cover all the summer vegetables in... — Updated 5/9/2016

 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles

Time To Get Your Lawn Ready For Spring – Transylvania County NC

Daffodils and forsythia are blooming, and there is no more snow or ice in sight. But be patient; even if tomato plants are appearing in the garden centers, they’ll just freeze or rot if you plant them now. Wait until Mothers’ D... — Updated 3/14/2016


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