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.

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The deadline to register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop is today at 12PM!!!REGISTER NOW!FREE. Registrati...
06/08/2021

The deadline to register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop is today at 12PM!!!

REGISTER NOW!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.

Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.
Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!

#GrowOnslow 🦋

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

Learn about managing mosquitos in your landscape while helping protect pollinators.
06/07/2021
North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance - YouTube

Learn about managing mosquitos in your landscape while helping protect pollinators.

The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance is a growing partnership of more than 25 conservation organizations across the State. We represent feder...

06/07/2021
Join the Extension Master Gardener℠ Program today!

Master Gardener℠ Volunteer, Jean, shares why she joined the Extension Master Gardener℠ program!

Register today 🙌
Training Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday - August 17th through October 14th, 2021, 9AM-12PM.

$125 - includes training fees and text book

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021 AT 5PM

More information about our Master Gardener℠ program including the registration form is on our website ⬇
www.go.ncsu.edu/onslowmg

The deadline to register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop is next week! REGISTER NOW!FREE. Registration RE...
06/03/2021

The deadline to register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop is next week! REGISTER NOW!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.

Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.
Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

NC Trees & Storms: Readiness, Response, & RecoveryThis FREE 2-part webinar will explain the importance of pruning and ho...
06/02/2021

NC Trees & Storms: Readiness, Response, & Recovery

This FREE 2-part webinar will explain the importance of pruning and how to work with an arborist to mitigate storm damage and develop a long-term plan for proper tree care.

Registration now! ⬇
https://www.ncufc.org/events.php

Many homeowners wonder if the trees in their yard pose a significant risk during a storm. This free, 2-part webinar will explain the importance of pruning and how to work with an arborist to mitigate storm damage and develop a long-term plan for proper tree care. Registration link: https://www.ncufc.org/events.php

Have a gardening question? 1. Email our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers at: onslowplantclinic@gmail.com (You can send insect...
06/01/2021
Gardening in Onslow County

Have a gardening question?
1. Email our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers at: [email protected]
(You can send insect and plant photos or just ask a gardening question!)

2. Or check out our NC State University Plant Toolbox
(The North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox contains detailed descriptions and photographs of 4,297 plants that grow in and around North Carolina. This tool can help you identify plants!)

Read more at: https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/gardening-in-onslow-county/

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...

06/01/2021

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Onslow County?

Register today 🙌

Training Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday - August 17th through October 14th, 2021, 9AM-12PM.

$125 - includes training fees and text book

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021 AT 5PM

More information about our Master Gardener program including the registration form is on our website ⬇
www.go.ncsu.edu/onslowmg

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events hosted by our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County! 😁More details ...
05/31/2021

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events hosted by our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County! 😁

More details including how to register - coming soon!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events hosted by our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County! 😁

More details including how to register - coming soon!

05/31/2021

Happy Monday!

Our office is closed for the holidays:
Monday, May 31st, 2021

If you have any questions during our holiday break -
✅ Check out our Frequently Asked Questions in our page's inbox!

✅ Check out our website: https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/gardening-in-onslow-county/

✅ Email one of our Master Gardener℠of Onslow County and they'll get to you as soon as possible: [email protected]

#HappyMemorialDay 🇺🇸

Stop by our Onslow County Farmers' Market tomorrow for local produce, pasture raised meats, baked goods including gluten...
05/28/2021

Stop by our Onslow County Farmers' Market tomorrow for local produce, pasture raised meats, baked goods including gluten free & keto options, and more!

4024 Richlands Hwy.
Jacksonville, NC
Saturday, 8AM-1PM

⬇️⬇️⬇️

Fresh & Local🤩 Local produce, pasture raised meats, baked goods including gluten free & keto options, and more!!! Tomorrow morning, 8am - 1pm. 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville😎
#onslowcounty #jacksonvillenc #marketlife #shoplocal

Do you have a pool? You can help our state watch out for invasive insect pests by checking your pool filter. Learn more ...
05/27/2021

Do you have a pool? You can help our state watch out for invasive insect pests by checking your pool filter. Learn more here:

https://www.poolsidepests.com/

Do you have a pool? You can help our state watch out for invasive insect pests by checking your pool filter. Learn more here:

https://www.poolsidepests.com/

The deadline is approaching to register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!FREE. Registration REQUIRED via E...
05/26/2021

The deadline is approaching to register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.

Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.
Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!

#GrowOnslow 🦋

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

05/21/2021

Start your Friday off by registering to become a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Onslow County! 🙌

Next training course: Every Tuesday and Thursday - August 17th through October 14th, 2021, 9AM-12PM.

$125 - includes training fees and text book

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021 AT 5PM

More information about our Master Gardener program including the registration form is on our website ⬇
www.go.ncsu.edu/onslowmg

Do you plan on dropping off soil samples to our office?N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center4024 Richlands H...
05/20/2021

Do you plan on dropping off soil samples to our office?
N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy. Jacksonville, NC
MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM

Make sure you have one our of Soil Sample Kits to ensure you've collected your sample correctly, and that you fill out the Sample Information Sheet needed in order for NCDA to give you your sample results.

More information on our website ⬇️
https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/11/soil-samples-onslowext/

It's finally Friday!!! 🥳

Are you looking to get your soil tested?
We have FREE Soil Sample Kits available at our office! 🙌

It's still peak season until March 31st so please include the $4 fee per box when dropping off your boxed up sample(s) and complete sample information sheet.

Check out our website to see how you can get your soil tested including how to pay, how they're shipped, and when the peak season is over! ⬇️

https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/11/soil-samples-onslowext/

What are some good varieties of butternut squash for the home garden?https://gardening.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/05/butternut-sq...
05/20/2021
Butternut Squash

What are some good varieties of butternut squash for the home garden?

https://gardening.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/05/butternut-squash/?src=rss

Historically, breeders focused on the needs of commercial farmers to maximize the number of squash per plant, the size of the fruit, ability to ship, and shelf life. Their goal was to maximize production. Gardeners can prioritize other features like the fruit quality, nutrient value, flavor, plant s...

Unfortunately, we are finding ourselves in drought conditions. After the wet year last year it is hard to believe. This ...
05/20/2021
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Drought – North Carolina State Climate Office

Unfortunately, we are finding ourselves in drought conditions. After the wet year last year it is hard to believe. This blog from the NC Climate Office is helpful in understanding how droughts affect our daily lives.

May 20, 2021 | Climate Blog What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Drought By Corey Davis and Rebecca Ward Moderate Drought conditions emerged in southeastern North Carolina last week, which was a rude reminder that it’s been a while since we’ve dealt with drought. A wet 2020 that carried over...

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!FREE. Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:www.go.ncsu.edu/lands...
05/18/2021

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

Fire ants in your vegetable garden can be a real pain. However, not all the insecticide products available to treat fire...
05/17/2021
Controlling Fire Ants in the Vegetable Garden

Fire ants in your vegetable garden can be a real pain. However, not all the insecticide products available to treat fire ants are safe to use in your vegetable garden. Learn more about your options here: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/controlling-fire-ants-in-the-vegetable-garden/

Fire ants can be a nuisance in the vegetable garden. In addition to being a stinging insect, they can damage some vegetable crops, such as okra and Irish...

Become a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Onslow County!🧑‍🌾Next training course: August 17th through October 14th, 2021, Tu...
05/17/2021

Become a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Onslow County!🧑‍🌾

Next training course: August 17th through October 14th, 2021, Tues. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-12 p.m..

Register by filling out an application from our website or stop by for a hard copy!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021 AT 5PM

Accepted applicants will attend a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Training Course. This course is taught by Extension Service staff, local experts and seasoned Master Gardener℠ Volunteers.

The program offers a minimum of 40 hours of instruction and a comprehensive Master Gardener Manual.

$125 (which includes training fees and text book)

Learn more on our website or the flyer below! ⬇️
https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/.../master-gardener.../

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Onslow County? 🧑‍🌾

We’re planning to have the next training course: August 17th through October 14th, 2021, Tues. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-12 p.m..

Register by filling out an application from our website or stop by for a hard copy!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021 AT 5PM

Accepted applicants will attend a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Training Course. This course is taught by Extension Service staff, local experts and seasoned Master Gardener℠ Volunteers.
The program offers a minimum of 40 hours of instruction and a comprehensive Master Gardener Manual.

$125 (which includes training fees and text book)

Learn more on our website or the flyer below! ⬇️
https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/gardening-in-onslow-county/master-gardener-volunteers-of-onslow-county/

Happy Monday!Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!FREE. Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:www.go.n...
05/17/2021

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.

Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.
Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!

#GrowOnslow 🦋

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

Stop by our Onslow County Farmers' Market tomorrow! ⬇️
05/14/2021

Stop by our Onslow County Farmers' Market tomorrow! ⬇️

Good Morning Friends! We've made it to Friday!!! What a week😎 Start your weekend off right...Market tomorrow AM. 8am - 1pm. 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville.
Local Produce. Pasture Meats. And More!

#onslowcounty #jacksonvillenc #marketlife #shoplocal

Are you a landowner interested in learning ways to utilize your woodland other than for timber? Check out this webinar f...
05/10/2021
ForestHer NC helping forest landowners tackle nontimber forest products and agritourism

Are you a landowner interested in learning ways to utilize your woodland other than for timber? Check out this webinar from ForestHer NC: http://info.ncagr.gov/blog/2021/05/10/foresther-nc-helping-forest-landowners-tackle-nontimber-forest-products-and-agritourism/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ncagr%2FgwFn+%28In+the+Field%29

According to data recently published by N.C. State Extension, the forest sector contributed $34.9 billion to the North Carolina economy in 2019 and held its place as the top employer among manufacturing sectors in the state. Growing by roughly $1 billion each year for three consecutive years, the fo...

We also have Soil Sample Kits!
05/07/2021
Waste Samples: Kits, Fees, and FAQ

We also have Soil Sample Kits!

You can pick up our Waste Sample kits at our office: N.C. Cooperative Extension – Onslow County Center 4024 Richlands Hwy. Jacksonville, NC MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Please let the receptionist know you’re here to pick up a Waste Sample Kit. Once your waste sample is completed you may drop ...

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!FREE. Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:www.go.ncsu.edu/lands...
05/06/2021

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

Happy Monday!

Register for our NEW Landscape for Life (2021) workshop!

FREE.

Registration REQUIRED via Eventbrite:
www.go.ncsu.edu/landscape4life

WHEN: Every Wednesday evening, June 9th through July 14th, 2021, 6PM-8PM

WHERE: N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center
4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

WHAT: Topics will cover basic concepts to create and install a sustainable home landscape.

25 seats available.
Registration ends when class is full or June 8th, 2021 at 12PM.

Hurry! Spots will fill fast - register now!
#GrowOnslow 🦋

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4024 Richlands Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
28540

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(910) 455-5873

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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! :-)
Carolyn Hall