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Frightfully fun jack-o’-lantern lore

Spooky or silly?  How do you carve your jack-o’-lantern? Whether you go for fun or fright, jack-o’-lantern carving is a family-friendly way to mark the season. Have you ever wondered how the tradition got started? As with much folklore, it…

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Readers’ 2020 Gardening Highlights Vol. 2

At the end of 2020, 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…

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How to Pick and Keep the Perfect Pumpkin – Featured Video

Searching for a pumpkin for the Halloween season?  Watch this video from NC State Extension about picking and storing pumpkins. Learn more about pumpkin and winter squash at the HGIC website.  

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