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Relief Funds for Farmers

​ Carolina Farm Stewardship Association posted an article about COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to Farmers Starting April 3. Click …

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How Do I Blanch Vegetables?

Q: How do I blanch vegetables? A: Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

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Vegetable Gardening 101

Summary: Pick a sunny site, incorporate compost, select vegetable varieties that will thrive in the season, plant according to …

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Backyard Gardening in WNC 

Western North Carolina is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown …

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Lovely Lettuces

Lettuces are an excellent crop for beginners who want to learn more about growing vegetables. They are a minimal …

Fresh Food and Factsheets

Extension and YMCA Mobile Market

Madison County Cooperative Extension is passing out gardening and safe food handling fact sheets during the YMCA Mobile Markets. …

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How Big Does My Garden Need to Be?

Gardening means different things to different people. Thousands view gardening as a hobby, a relaxing escape from the pressures of …

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11. Woody Ornamentals

This woody ornamentals chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews the types of vines, shrubs, …

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Growing Jerusalem Artichokes

This publication offers information on the Jerusalem artichoke, (Helianthus tuberosus L.), also known as sunchoke, …

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General Pruning Techniques

This third in a series on pruning offers general tips on pruning most landscape plants.

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Thin (bull) paspalum

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of thin paspalum.

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Appendix G. Permaculture Design

This Permaculture Appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

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Tools to Make the Cut

This second in a series on pruning offers tips on selecting the right tool for …

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Before the Cut

This first of four publications in the Pruning Trees & Shrubs series introduces basic pruning …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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