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Cover photo for 2019 Wreath Making Workshop

2019 Wreath Making Workshop

Please come join in on the Holiday fun this year. The Halifax County Master Gardeners are hosting their annual …

Cover photo for Wreath Making Workshop 2018

Wreath Making Workshop 2018

Wreath Making Workshop Flyer 2018 Join the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Roanoke Valley for their annual wreath-making workshop. The workshop …

Cover photo for Pesticide Credit Class

Pesticide Credit Class

If anyone is in need of pesticide credits, two classes will be available in Halifax & Northampton Counties. For …

Master Gardener Class

Extension Master Gardener℠ Training is a 6-week course designed to enrich your horticultural knowledge so that you can provide …

Gardening Tips: Q & A

April is National Gardening Month and judging by how often my phone has been ringing lately, people are celebrating …

Gardening Tips: Pruning

Over the many years I’ve writing articles for the Daily Herald, I’ve written about pruning more times than I …

Gardening Tips: Garden Planning

It’s been so cold the last few days I doubt many people are thinking about gardening, let alone actually …

Gardening Tips: Fall Colors

Last week I wrote about the changes that plants undergo in fall that cause their leaves to change color. …

Gardening Tips: Fall Colors

Before we get into the topic of this week’s column, I want to warn everyone of the impending frost. …

Gardening Tips: Fescue

Today is the annual 4-H Golf Tournament at Scotfield Country Club in Scotland Neck, the primary fundraiser for the …

Gardening Tips: Grapes Issues

Compared to most tree fruits and small fruits, grapes are relatively easy to grow. Sure, they require regular pruning, …

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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs for the Home Gardener

Herbs should be harvested when the oils responsible for flavor and aroma are at their …

Winterizing the Herb Garden

If treated properly, many herb plants will survive in the garden for a number of …

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In eastern North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Flowers have traditionally been used in many types of cooking: European, Asian, East Indian, Victorian English, …

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Photo of Sycamore displaying scorch symptoms.

Scorch Diseases on Shade Trees

Scorch or marginal burning on leaves of shade trees is an old problem. Only in …