Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension An outreach effort of the Cooperative Extension and Onslow County Master Gardener Volunteers. Please share your garden questions and photos here.
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The Onslow County Consumer Horticulture Agent and Extension Master Gardener volunteers work together to provide unbiased, research based educational assistance and programs in horticulture and environmental issues to the gardening public.

Mission: Working with their local N.C. Cooperative Extension county center, Master Gardener℠ volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information that empowers residents to cultivate healthy gardens, landscapes, and ecosystems through safe, effective and sustainable gardening practices. Read more at: https://emgv.ces.ncsu.edu/about-the-nc-state-extension-master-gardener-program/

Operating as usual

Our Master Gardener Volunteers moved this huge Agave americana, also called Century Plant, to a more prominent location ...
10/29/2020

Our Master Gardener Volunteers moved this huge Agave americana, also called Century Plant, to a more prominent location in the Discovery Gardens. An interesting fact about these plants is that they can take 10-25+ years to bloom, and after they do the main plant dies. Vegetative offsets are produced at the base of the plant, making them easy to propagate. Come see this interesting specimen near the ornamental pond!

Learn more about this plant here: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/agave-americana/

Interested in purchasing a Rain Barrel?GOOD NEWS! We're in the process in restocking them!More details in the post and a...
10/29/2020
N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center

Interested in purchasing a Rain Barrel?
GOOD NEWS! We're in the process in restocking them!

More details in the post and article below ⬇️⬇️

ATTENTION ‼️
ATTENTION ‼️‼️

Our Rain Barrels are in the process of being RESTOCKED 🙌

Want more details about our rain barrels? Check out this article: https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/10/rain-barrels/

Want to be one of the first to know when they've been restocked? Sign up for our interest list: https://conta.cc/3jI1DPW

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension's cover photo
10/27/2020

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension's cover photo

10/23/2020

Today's our last day of our #FallGardenSeries 😱😱

Did you miss out on registering and want to receive the Fall gardening information? 🤔

Sign up to receive our 2020 Fall Garden Series recordings! ⬇️⬇️

https://conta.cc/2Ti6BYy

Be sure to complete our survey after viewing so we can get any questions you may have and use your feedback to improve our future programming! 😁

Things to "be on the lookout" for in your yard this month, from the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic
10/22/2020
BOLO October

Things to "be on the lookout" for in your yard this month, from the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic

Month-by-month lists of common plant diseases, pests, and other problems you may encounter in North Carolina yards and gardens. Back to BOLO list of months. Turfgrasses Fairy ring (all turfgrasses) Large patch (bermudagrass/zoysiagrass/centipedegrass/St. Augustinegrass) Leaf spot caused by Bipolaris...

Join us today at 10AM for today's gardening topic:Tools MaintenanceOur Zoom class is currently full but you can still si...
10/20/2020

Join us today at 10AM for today's gardening topic:

Tools Maintenance

Our Zoom class is currently full but you can still sign up to receive the recording. More details below ⬇️⬇️

RE-INTRODUCING our
✨ 2020 Fall Garden Series

🍁 FREE🍁

We've made a few changes to this workshop:

Our sessions will now be a WEEK instead of one day!
See the (right) flyer below for our schedule ⬇️⬇️

Each session you have an opportunity to ask one of our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County gardening questions! 🙌

Can't make every session?
We will be RECORDING each session and SENDING it to the registered participants! 😁🙌

**Registration required by October 15th, 2020**
WHEN: 🍁 Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 10AM Daily
WHERE: 🍁 (Virtual) on Zoom

*Sessions should last about an hour depending on if we have questions*

Segments:
- 3 SISTERS GARDEN
- TOOLS MAINTENANCE
- COMPOSTING
-PROPAGATION
- CONTAINER GARDENING
- GARDENING FOR FITNESS
- SOIL SAMPLING

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: In order to attend these classes you must be able to join us on Zoom.
#GrowOnslow 🍁

Its 10AM!If you've registered for our Fall Garden Series- join us on Zoom now! 🙌
10/19/2020

Its 10AM!
If you've registered for our Fall Garden Series- join us on Zoom now! 🙌

RE-INTRODUCING our
✨ 2020 Fall Garden Series

🍁 FREE🍁

We've made a few changes to this workshop:

Our sessions will now be a WEEK instead of one day!
See the (right) flyer below for our schedule ⬇️⬇️

Each session you have an opportunity to ask one of our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County gardening questions! 🙌

Can't make every session?
We will be RECORDING each session and SENDING it to the registered participants! 😁🙌

**Registration required by October 15th, 2020**
WHEN: 🍁 Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 10AM Daily
WHERE: 🍁 (Virtual) on Zoom

*Sessions should last about an hour depending on if we have questions*

Segments:
- 3 SISTERS GARDEN
- TOOLS MAINTENANCE
- COMPOSTING
-PROPAGATION
- CONTAINER GARDENING
- GARDENING FOR FITNESS
- SOIL SAMPLING

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: In order to attend these classes you must be able to join us on Zoom.
#GrowOnslow 🍁

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT for folks to join us on Zoom for our 2020 Fall Garden Series! 😱😱Register now! All spots are almost fill...
10/13/2020

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT for folks to join us on Zoom for our
2020 Fall Garden Series! 😱😱

Register now! All spots are almost filled! ⬇️⬇️
3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: You don't have to join us on Zoom! You can register to just receive the Zoom recordings and videos 🙂
#GrowOnslow 🍁

RE-INTRODUCING our
✨ 2020 Fall Garden Series

🍁 FREE🍁

We've made a few changes to this workshop:

Our sessions will now be a WEEK instead of one day!
See the (right) flyer below for our schedule ⬇️⬇️

Each session you have an opportunity to ask one of our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County gardening questions! 🙌

Can't make every session?
We will be RECORDING each session and SENDING it to the registered participants! 😁🙌

**Registration required by October 15th, 2020**
WHEN: 🍁 Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 10AM Daily
WHERE: 🍁 (Virtual) on Zoom

*Sessions should last about an hour depending on if we have questions*

Segments:
- 3 SISTERS GARDEN
- TOOLS MAINTENANCE
- COMPOSTING
-PROPAGATION
- CONTAINER GARDENING
- GARDENING FOR FITNESS
- SOIL SAMPLING

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: In order to attend these classes you must be able to join us on Zoom.
#GrowOnslow 🍁

10/12/2020
N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center

N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center

Our Onslow County 4-H Team, Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow, and Extension & Community Association are pleased to offer 26-inch fragrant wreaths to you in time for the Holidays!

**PRE-ORDER ONLY**

These wreaths are made by hand from the boughs of Frazer Fir Christmas Trees grown on the Brookgreen Family Farm in Ashe County!

✨ Beautiful, fragrant holiday decor for your home or business.

✨ Perfect gift for your clients, friends or neighbors.

✨ Your purchase supports N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center's groups and programs.

✨ $22 per wreath

✨ Our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County are also selling bows for $5

Pick up an order form at our office:
4024 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
MON-FRI 8AM-5PM

Want an order form sent to you? ⬇️
- Send us a message
- Call our office 910-455-5873
- Send Emoni Burgess an email at [email protected]

#GrowOnslow

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT for folks to join us on Zoom for our 2020 Fall Garden Series!Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇...
10/09/2020

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT for folks to join us on Zoom for our
2020 Fall Garden Series!

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: You don't have to join us on Zoom! You can register to just receive the Zoom recordings and videos 🙂

#GrowOnslow 🍁

RE-INTRODUCING our
✨ 2020 Fall Garden Series

🍁 FREE🍁

We've made a few changes to this workshop:

Our sessions will now be a WEEK instead of one day!
See the (right) flyer below for our schedule ⬇️⬇️

Each session you have an opportunity to ask one of our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County gardening questions! 🙌

Can't make every session?
We will be RECORDING each session and SENDING it to the registered participants! 😁🙌

**Registration required by October 15th, 2020**
WHEN: 🍁 Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 10AM Daily
WHERE: 🍁 (Virtual) on Zoom

*Sessions should last about an hour depending on if we have questions*

Segments:
- 3 SISTERS GARDEN
- TOOLS MAINTENANCE
- COMPOSTING
-PROPAGATION
- CONTAINER GARDENING
- GARDENING FOR FITNESS
- SOIL SAMPLING

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: In order to attend these classes you must be able to join us on Zoom.
#GrowOnslow 🍁

Looking for gardening tips and tricks for this Fall?Check out our #InTheGardenNow newsletters!October is uploaded🥰 : htt...
10/09/2020
In the Garden Now

Looking for gardening tips and tricks for this Fall?

Check out our #InTheGardenNow newsletters!

October is uploaded🥰 : https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/gardening-in-onslow-county/in-the-garden-now/

Every month we send out newsletters to our subscribers filled with gardening tips and tricks based on the time of the year! Our newsletter also includes information on our upcoming and past events. Want to receive our monthly In The Garden Now newsletters? Sign up now! In The Garden Now Monthly News...

10/07/2020
N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center

Pre-order your Holiday Wreath and Bows now!

See below for more information including how to order ⬇️

Our Onslow County 4-H Team, Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow, and Extension & Community Association are pleased to offer 26-inch fragrant wreaths to you in time for the Holidays!

**PRE-ORDER ONLY**

These wreaths are made by hand from the boughs of Frazer Fir Christmas Trees grown on the Brookgreen Family Farm in Ashe County!

✨ Beautiful, fragrant holiday decor for your home or business.

✨ Perfect gift for your clients, friends or neighbors.

✨ Your purchase supports N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center's groups and programs.

✨ $22 per wreath

✨ Our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County are also selling bows for $5

Pick up an order form at our office:
4024 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
MON-FRI 8AM-5PM

Want an order form sent to you? ⬇️
- Send us a message
- Call our office 910-455-5873
- Send Emoni Burgess an email at [email protected]

#GrowOnslow

We still have spots for folks to join us on Zoom for our 2020 Fall Garden Series!Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇...
10/06/2020

We still have spots for folks to join us on Zoom for our
2020 Fall Garden Series!

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️
3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: You don't have to join us on Zoom! You can register to just receive the Zoom recordings and videos :)

#GrowOnslow 🍁

RE-INTRODUCING our
✨ 2020 Fall Garden Series

🍁 FREE🍁

We've made a few changes to this workshop:

Our sessions will now be a WEEK instead of one day!
See the (right) flyer below for our schedule ⬇️⬇️

Each session you have an opportunity to ask one of our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County gardening questions! 🙌

Can't make every session?
We will be RECORDING each session and SENDING it to the registered participants! 😁🙌

**Registration required by October 15th, 2020**
WHEN: 🍁 Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 10AM Daily
WHERE: 🍁 (Virtual) on Zoom

*Sessions should last about an hour depending on if we have questions*

Segments:
- 3 SISTERS GARDEN
- TOOLS MAINTENANCE
- COMPOSTING
-PROPAGATION
- CONTAINER GARDENING
- GARDENING FOR FITNESS
- SOIL SAMPLING

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: In order to attend these classes you must be able to join us on Zoom.
#GrowOnslow 🍁

10/05/2020
N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center

It's time to pre-order your wreaths!
More details below ⬇️⬇️

✨ Our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County are also selling bows for $5

Pick up an order form at our office:
4024 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
MON-FRI 8AM-5PM

Want an order form sent to you? ⬇️
- Send N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center a message
- Call our office 910-455-5873
- Send Emoni Burgess an email at [email protected]

#GrowOnslow

Our Onslow County 4-H Team, Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow, and Extension & Community Association are pleased to offer 26-inch fragrant wreaths to you in time for the Holidays!

**PRE-ORDER ONLY**

These wreaths are made by hand from the boughs of Frazer Fir Christmas Trees grown on the Brookgreen Family Farm in Ashe County!

✨ Beautiful, fragrant holiday decor for your home or business.

✨ Perfect gift for your clients, friends or neighbors.

✨ Your purchase supports N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center's groups and programs.

✨ $22 per wreath

✨ Our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County are also selling bows for $5

Pick up an order form at our office:
4024 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
MON-FRI 8AM-5PM

Want an order form sent to you? ⬇️
- Send us a message
- Call our office 910-455-5873
- Send Emoni Burgess an email at [email protected]

#GrowOnslow

Are you thinking of purchasing some pumpkins and squash for your fall decor or for your favorite recipes? Here are a few...
10/02/2020

Are you thinking of purchasing some pumpkins and squash for your fall decor or for your favorite recipes? Here are a few tips to keep in mind to choose ones that will last the longest.

1. Avoid pumpkins and squash that have soft spots, sunken areas or cracks
2. Opt for pumpkins with a firm green stem, and avoid carrying the pumpkin by the stem to prevent breaking it off
3. Wiping the outer surface with a 10% bleach solution can help reduce decay

Consider supporting local farms this year. There are several great farms and local produce stands in Onslow County and our surrounding counties.

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension
10/01/2020

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension

Are you looking for a more natural approach to lawn care? This new publication on organic lawn care will be helpful in m...
10/01/2020
Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management for North Carolina | NC State Extension Publications

Are you looking for a more natural approach to lawn care? This new publication on organic lawn care will be helpful in making maintenance decisions on pest control in your lawn: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/organic-lawn-care-a-guide-to-organic-lawn-maintenance-and-pest-management

This guide to lawn maintenance for North Carolina contains information on establishing a new lawn, maintaining it, and controlling lawn pests using organic methods. It also provides information on renovating an existing lawn.

Our October #InTheGardenNow newsletter will be sent out tomorrow! 😁🙌Subscribe now to make sure you get our October garde...
09/30/2020
Gardening in Onslow County

Our October #InTheGardenNow newsletter will be sent out tomorrow! 😁🙌

Subscribe now to make sure you get our October gardening events, tips & tricks sent to your email: https://conta.cc/3cKnF0A

You can even view our past newsletters on our website:
https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/gardening-in-onslow-county/

#GrowOnslow 🍂

What is Gardening in Onslow County? The Onslow County Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers provide research-based gardening information and assistance to Onslow County residents at no cost. They also provide outreach to the community and help maintain our Discovery Gardens. This page gives you in...

09/30/2020
NCSU Extension Forestry

NCSU Extension Forestry

Your landscaping may look good, but if you live in a fire-prone area it's important to make sure that your landscaping is fire-resistant! Watch the video below for a quick intro on how to create defensible space for your home! If you want more information check out our publication and feel free to reach out! go.ncsu.edu/fire-landscaping

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension's cover photo
09/29/2020

Gardening in Onslow County, Onslow County Cooperative Extension's cover photo

We had a great turnout at our Saturday work day. Thanks so much to our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County and ...
09/29/2020

We had a great turnout at our Saturday work day.
Thanks so much to our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County and Ryan from CCCC!

Come check out our new walkways and the plants we have added in the Discovery Gardens!

12 SPOTS LEFT 😱😱We encourage you to REGISTER NOW if you'd like to join in and ask our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Ons...
09/29/2020

12 SPOTS LEFT 😱😱

We encourage you to REGISTER NOW if you'd like to join in and ask our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County questions!

**Anyone registered after we reach our max will still get our videos and Zoom recordings sent to them**

#GrowOnslow 🍁

RE-INTRODUCING our
✨ 2020 Fall Garden Series

🍁 FREE🍁

We've made a few changes to this workshop:

Our sessions will now be a WEEK instead of one day!
See the (right) flyer below for our schedule ⬇️⬇️

Each session you have an opportunity to ask one of our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County gardening questions! 🙌

Can't make every session?
We will be RECORDING each session and SENDING it to the registered participants! 😁🙌

**Registration required by October 15th, 2020**
WHEN: 🍁 Oct. 19th - Oct. 23rd @ 10AM Daily
WHERE: 🍁 (Virtual) on Zoom

*Sessions should last about an hour depending on if we have questions*

Segments:
- 3 SISTERS GARDEN
- TOOLS MAINTENANCE
- COMPOSTING
-PROPAGATION
- CONTAINER GARDENING
- GARDENING FOR FITNESS
- SOIL SAMPLING

Register now! Spots are filling fast! ⬇️⬇️

3 Ways to Register:
1. Call our office at 910-455-5873, MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM
2. Email Emoni Burgess at [email protected]
3. Send us a message including your name and email address

Please note: In order to attend these classes you must be able to join us on Zoom.
#GrowOnslow 🍁

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4024 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
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Hey there! Looking for some info on any veggies that may be good to plant this time of year in Onslow county, whether in ground or in pots. I really haven't found much through google, but I figured it may be worth asking here :) thank you!
What is going on with this tomato? It has been watered the same as the rest in this bed and this is the only one that looks like this.
Recommendations on where to get Sq Ft gardening supplies - esp compost? (Also Wood, Vermiculite, & Peat Moss from local, non-big-box stores?) Where are the best local veggie plant sources? Thanks so much! :-)
My family and I are new to gardening and would love to know what this plant is so we can place it in the correct place. We received this as a gift with a group of veggies. If it helps, we are trying companion planting in elevated garden beds. Please identify this plant for us!!! Thanks in advance!
Who may I contact for information on how to protect my plum trees from the next frost or late freeze? They are in bloom now.
Carolyn Hall