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Fall Soil Sampling

Fall is upon us, and though summer is over and school is back in session, gardening is far from …

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Concrete Paver Workshop

Make a simple backyard beautiful and extend your living space to the outdoors with a paver patio, pathway, or …

purple, green and red grapes

Local Food Newsletter - September

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Join us for the annual Homegrown and Handmade contest held in conjunction with the Currituck Heritage Festival on Saturday, …

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Fall Plant Sale

Fall is the best time of year to plant garden plants and trees in mild winter climates, including native …

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Dividing Irises

Iris are beautiful when in bloom, and need to be divided regularly to remain healthy. Do you have irises …

3 figs with one cut open

Local Food Newsletter - August

Welcome to N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on figs. …

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Gardening and Cooking Series 

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Currituck County is hosting a Gardening and Cooking series for the fall of 2019. This …

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Vermicompost Workshop

Vermicomposting or Vermiculture is a method composting where worms convert food scraps into two of the best soil amendments on …

eggplants

Local Food Newsletter - June 2019

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

Brown sink bug feeding on corn

What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year you can find these insects moving from wheat fields and woods’ edges to corn fields …

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Report to the People

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County recently presented its annual “Report to the People” to county officials. Commissioners, Extension …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year you can find these insects beginning to form nests on houses, barns, and sheds. These …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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, …