The purpose of this site is to aid the home gardener in finding information that applies to our garden specifics for the Appalachian Mountains,Piedmont and the Coastal areas.
Many things about gardening remain the same no matter your zone so basic plant information will also be included. If you are looking for information gardeningcarolina.com is the place to keep returning to learn more about this great hobby.
A good place to start learning about Carolina gardening is the site North Carolina
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
Weather varies significantly from one part of North Carolina to South Carolina. Plants that flourish in one part of the state may do poorly or fail in another area
Read How to prepare Herbs for winter.
How to get Herbs ready for winter.
.Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
A New Pest in the Garden, and in Your Homes From its initial stronghold on the mid-Atlantic Coast, the imported brown marmorated stink bug has now spread into the upper Midwest as well as California and Oregon. In addition to threatening fruit and vegetable crops, this Asian insect seeks winter refuge inside homes and buildings. In the interest of sharing useful information on coping with brown marmorated stink bugs in your home and garden, Mother Earth News is sponsoring an ongoing “open results” survey of brown marmorated stink bug behavior. If you have seen these bugs on your property, we hope you will take the survey at the link below. After you complete the survey, you can click "see results" to see what other respondents have reported. In addition, look for updates from the survey at MotherEarthNews.com. To skip the survey, and only see the results, click here. The survey is divided into three parts: your home, your garden, and control techniques. It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you can skip questions if you like
Stink Bug Survey
More Food From Small Spaces
Take a look at a new book from Margaret Park on growing food in small spaces. Help for those with limited yard space but want to enjoy the benefits of growing there own vegetables. Spacing plants closely, training them to grow up, not out,sowing new crops throughout the year in very fertile soil (she tells you how in the book) Our soils here are like cement and very much like the one she works with in her garden. This book includes fresh new ideas for maximizing cultivation area,building a protable greenhouse,vertical gardening,increasing soil minerals and introducing beneficial micro-organisms, making compost in a small space and protecting the garden temperature extremes, I especially love that Margaret fosters the practice of natural,organice methods of weed and insect control All in all, this is a must have book full of information for the home gardener.
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Did you Know?
Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Prohibited by the State of North Carolina. One of many people’s favorite wildflowers is this true blue beauty, also called “Bachelor’s Button.” So easy to grow, so beautiful in a vase, and so famous in gardens, it’s a wildflower (native to Europe) many people really enjoy in their wild meadows. However, it is aggressive in the southeast, and one state, North Carolina, has actually prohibited it.
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