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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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Lovely Lettuces

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

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First and Last Frost Dates

Managing frost in the garden Calculate average first & last frost dates NC’s First Frost and Freeze Climatology Follow the links above …

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