GARDEN TIPS FROM THE 3/24 GARDEN SHOW ON WIZS
1. Till your garden soil when the soil is moist but not too wet, or you will cause compaction problems.
2. Cut back perennials before new growth starts.
3. Continue planting cool-season crops according to our planting guide: http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-plantingguide/
4. If you haven’t fertilized or seeded tall fescue, it may be best to wait until September.
5. Avoid burning tree debris from storms, instead consider shredding it to use for mulch, or make brush piles for wildlife.
6. Chickweed, hairy bittercress and johnny jump ups are blooming in lawns. Henbit and others are close behind. Have you already sprayed? If not, you may be too late to get good control and to prevent seeding out.
7. When apple and pear trees bloom spray with streptomycin to prevent fire blight.
8. Train young fruit trees by attaching weights to branches and encourage outward growth.
9. Keep a thermometer in your cold frame and greenhouse to monitor temperatures during warmer weather.
10. Divide perennials to add flowers to new areas of your yard, or to share with friends and neighbors.
VANCE COUNTY REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET OPEN HOUSE
Next Thursday, 4/3 from 2 to 4 pm, Cooperative Extension will host an Open House at the new Farmers Market! Light refreshments will be served, thanks to the VGCC Culinary Dept. Hope you will come out to see the new facility, which will open for business later this spring! More details here: http://vance.ces.ncsu.edu/vance-county-regional-farmers-market/
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET OPENS APRIL 19!
Fresh produce season is right around the corner! Open every Saturday, 8 am to noon.