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Readers’ 2020 Gardening Highlights

Last week, we asked readers to share any notable stories, projects, or accomplishments from their past year in gardening activities. We received some great submissions. We will feature a portion of the submissions in this post and more in the…

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Grow Your Own Food in a Victory Garden

Victory Gardens are back.   Concerns over food security have triggered memories of Victory Gardens and inspired people to revive the tradition to help feed their families.   During WWI and WWII, governments here and abroad encouraged people to grow their own…

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Growing Carrots in Your Home Garden – Featured Video

Late summer is a great time to start growing carrots.  Take a look at this NC State Extension video with carrot growing tips.  Read the HGIC’s carrot content.

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Hydroponic Vegetable Garden Puts Food on the Table

Growing vegetable crops without soil is practiced around the world from household systems up to large commercial vertical farms. Meet Vilma and Dave Anderson, my friends and fellow vegetable gardeners, who introduced me to their successful, home-made hydroponics set-up. Water…

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Leafy Greens for the Summer Garden

The end of the spring lettuce and spinach harvest doesn’t mean we have to wait until fall to enjoy home-grown leafy greens. In addition to the kales and collards we know and love there is a world of heat tolerant…

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Pollinators and Food Gardens

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. estimates that at least 75% of the world’s food crops depend, at least in part, on pollinators. Honey bees and a host of native bees, beetles, and butterflies are essential for pollinating…

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Featured Video: Keep Bugs Off My Vegetables! How to Deal With Insects in the Garden

Mike Raupp, “The Bug Guy” for the University of Maryland Extension, talks about an easy way to get rid of pesky bugs in your garden. Learn more about plant pests. Take a look at more videos on the HGIC YouTube…

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