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Seed Shopping

For those of us who love gardening, seed shopping in the winter can make us feel like kids in …

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Building Soil With Cover Crops

If you’re not growing vegetables this fall, take some time now to build your garden soil for next year’s …

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Caring for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular summer vegetable grown in gardens. Whether your tomatoes are in the ground or still …

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Caldwell County Farmers Markets

Caldwell County Farmers Market Saturdays, 6am to 12pm, May through December Caldwell County Public Library parking lot 120 Hospital Ave. NE Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: Dare …

Spring Is Coming

Spring has sprung. That means it’s time to turn our attention to the garden. Here are some timley gardening …

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