Friday, September 12, 2014

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FRUITS ARE RIPENING

In our Small Fruit Garden we are growing several fruit trees.  Picking fruit from your own garden can be rewarding.  However, fruit trees require more care than ornamental trees.  Proper pruning, fertilizing, pollination, knowing which insects and diseases to watch out for are some of the chores that need to be tending to.  A good start before planting would be to read:

'Fuyo' Japanese Persimmon

Pomegranate

Brown Turkey Fig

Saturday, September 6, 2014

UPDATE ON VERTICAL PALLET GARDEN

Back in the spring the Master Gardeners presented a class to demonstrate how to recycle an old pallet into a vertical garden.   Here is an update photo.  As was emphasized in the class this was an experiment.  Some plants have done well (the herbs, ornamental pepper, grasses, sedums).  Other plants have either failed or just not done as well as hoped (dianthus, scutellaria, calibrachoa).  Some of the plant failures were due to other plant successes:  growing so big and shading out their neighbors.  The herbs were especially vigorous and needed regular shearing.  Fall into winter plantings are now being considered.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FALL VEGETABLES



Join the Extension Master Gardeners

for the next FREE WALKING TOUR

of the

PITT COUNTY ARBORETUM
and learn about planting a fall vegetable garden



Meet under the Shelter in front
of the Ag Center.
CLICK HERE FOR MAP 



SEPTEMBER 4th, THURSDAY



Starting at 10:00 AM