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Gardening, Gardening Questions, How to Garden, North Carolina Gardens, Gardening in the Home, We have lived history for the past two years with the Covid-19 pandemic. We now have a new normal. Many meetings are still being held virtually so folks can sit in the comfort of their home or office and not have to travel. We have learned new terms, such as social distancing. Many folks are still working virtually and some jobs have becoming permanently remote work.

While many families were at home every day they became interested in growing a garden, some grew vegetables, fruits, or ornamentals for the first time. The local garden centers  and nurseries have been overrun with people buying plants, seed, soil, compost, mulch, and other gardening supplies and seed companies have experienced shortages.

North Carolina Extension has lots of great information on growing fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals. One national award winning resource is the North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook. Another great resource is the NC State Extension Gardening Portal (just search for NC Extension Gardening Portal Vegetables). Through the Gardening Portal you have access to many publications including Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, Planting Calendars, and ideas for gardening with children.

Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are available to answer your gardening questions. You can call 704-283-3822 and leave a message or email them at ucmgwebsite@gmail.com and they will respond with an answer for you. This service is offered Monday through Friday.