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Moles and Voles, Oh My!

Woodland or Pine Vole Lawn, landscape, or garden damage from wildlife pests is one of the most common calls that …

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Beet-Iful Roots

Ruby Queen and Redpack are the most commonly grown varieties in North Carolina. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round …

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Tantalizing Turnips

Turnips are one of the oldest known root vegetables and were an important crop during the Middle Ages. Both …

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Moles – No Easy Answer

Popping up in yards all over North Carolina – mole tunnels! Though moles tunnel actively all year, the tunnels …

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Tuesday Market

Beginning June 16 the Swain County Farmers Market will be open on Tuesday evenings. This day is in addition …

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Swain County Farmers Market

The 2019 market season begins on Friday, May 3! Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing …

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April Mountain Gardening Chores

As April quickly approaches, the urge to be outdoors pruning and planting in and around our garden and landscape …

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Happy 100 Years!

Some things get better with age. We believe it’s true as we kick off the celebration for the North …

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Tasty and Healthy!

With summer in full swing, there is nothing better than delicious vegetables from the garden. As local farms begin …

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Strawberries in Your Home Garden

In North Carolina, strawberries rank fourth in the nation in production with approximately 1,800 acres harvested each year. The …

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Caladiums for the Home Landscape

Caladiums are grown for their long-lasting, colorful foliage. Color combinations include various shades of red, …

Asparagus shoots

Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Orangestriped oakworms

Orangestriped Oakworm

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and management of the orangestriped oakworm, a pest …

Phylloxera are aphid-like insect

Phylloxera on Hickory and Pecan

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of phylloxera, a small insect that …

Citrus flatid planthopper

Planthoppers

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of planthoppers, commonly reported on shrubs …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Starting Plants from Seeds

Growing your own transplants from seeds indoors can give you a head start on the …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …