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Harvesting Ginger

Growing Ginger at Home

The ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is grown for its spicy, flavorful taste. The active ingredient in ginger is called …

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Beginner Beekeeping School

The Scotland County Beekeepers Association is offering a Beginner Beekeeping School! Learn how to care for the wee bees …

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Fire Ants

There’s nothing worse than sinking your fingers into your garden soil to plant a seedling, or pull up a …

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens can have a significant impact on water quality in our communities. Studies have shown that as much …

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Houseplants Class

Do you want to gain more knowledge about common houseplants? N.C. Cooperative Extension of Scotland County can help! Learn …

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Asters: Beautiful Fall Color

Looking for a fall blooming plant? Look no further than Asters. There are several species that will grow well, …

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Gardening in Sandy Soils

“Love the place you live” is a great adage when you have the perfect gardening conditions. But, when you …

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It's Strawberry Pickin' Time

One of the rites of spring is picking and eating lush, ripe, delicious strawberries! Strawberries are a perennial, meaning they …

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