Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
Extending your growing season: Row covers and other ways to protect your plants Written by Kathy Williams, Guilford County Master Gardener Volunteer I’m writing this in September, on a day when the temperature MORE »
NC Cooperative Extension is 100 years old this year and Guilford County Extension is celebrating! Join us on October 6th from 4-6:30pm as we showcase the impact Cooperative Extension has had on the MORE »
Plant Bulbs in the Fall for Spring Beauty Written by Theresa Ann Sears, Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer If gardeners take a few simple precautions, they can provide a spectacular display of MORE »
Planting Your Fall Garden: A Focus on Cabbage Written by Kathy Williams a Guilford County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean that you should stop thinking about MORE »
Beneficial Insects: Are the Insects in Your Garden Friend or Foe? Written by Kathy Williams, an Extension Master Gardener in Guilford County Do you have many kinds of insects hanging around your plants and MORE »
Late blight was confirmed yesterday on a potato crop in eastern North Carolina. Growers throughout the state are encouraged to actively scout potato and tomato crops (both are susceptible) and take steps now to protect MORE »
Milkweeds for Butterflies and Other Pollinators Written by Dennis Burnette with the Carolina Butterfly society For about four years, Mark Rose and I have been seeking milkweed species in the Piedmont section MORE »