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Planting, Gardening in NC, NC Weather, North Carolina Weather, When Does it Frost in NC, NCAA, Union County, Charlotte

When to Plant

On March 13, Union County had a hard freeze and, even though I covered my blueberries with 3 layers …

Buttercup in Pastures, Buttercup, Pasture Management, Plants Toxic to Livestock, NC Plants, Taking Care of Pastures

Buttercup Control in Pastures

Last year many people were dismayed to find a sea of yellow flowers in their pasture when spring rolled …

Carpenter Ants, Ants in NC, Ants in North Carolina, North Carolina Ants

What Are Carpenter Ants?

There are several species of carpenter ants in North Carolina, but the black carpenter ant is the one most …

Upcoming Events, Things to do in Charlotte, Things to do in Union County, Union County Agriculture, Union County, North Carolina, Things to do Near Me, Things to do outside

Extension April Events

April 1 4-H School Supply Drive Wingate Community Garden Opening April 2 Union County Farmers Market Spring Opening Young Child Celebration at Parks Williams April …

Farmers Market Near Me, Fresh Produce Near Me, We Grow Union County, Farmers Market Charlotte, Charlotte NC, North Carolina,

Shopping Local for Fresh Produce

Farmers Markets are packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. While I enjoy the offerings of a Farmer’s Market, there …

Small Farms in Union County, North Carolina Small Farms, Small Farmers, Support Local, Shop Local, NC Cooperative Extension, How to Grow Vegetables, How to Farm in NC, How to Start a Farm, How to Become a Farmer, North Carolina Growers, North Carolina, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Arizona, March Madness, PGA, Charlotte, North Carolina,

Small Farms Week

This week, March 21 – 26, is Small Farms Week at North Carolina A&T State University and we, at …

Pesticide Recycling, Union County, Charlotte, Recycling, Going Green, North Carolina Recycles.

Pesticide Container Recycling

What is the Pesticide Container Recycling Program? The Pesticide Container Recycling program is available to all licensed pesticide applicators. In …

Orchard of Pecan Trees, How to Grow an Orchard in North Carolina, North Carolina Trees, North Carolina Forests, North Caroline Climate, Things to do in Charlotte, Things to do in Union County, Things to do in North Carolina, Charlotte, Union County, Monroe, North Carolina, We Grow Union County, NC Agriculture, Farms in NC

Starting Your Orchard

The climate and soils here in Union County are well suited to grow many types of fruit trees. The …

Tree Blooming in the Spring, Trees, Charlotte, North Carolina, Union County, NC

Spring Is Here!

With the Spring Equinox on Sunday, Spring has officially arrived! In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox, or vernal equinox, occurs …

Spring Pond Management

Pond Management in the Spring

As we welcome spring and the warmer weather, weeds are showing their face in our recreational ponds. Weeds are …

Garden Bed Rental, Charlotte NC, Union County

Wingate Community Garden Beds

Did you know that you can rent a raised garden bed to grow your own garden this summer? The Wingate …

Teaching Garden

Shenanigans in the Garden

Come search for a wayward leprechaun in the Children’s Garden at the Union County Extension Ag Center on Saturday, …

Brussel Sprouts

What’s in Season?

If you’re wondering what produce is in season, I got you covered. For this month there are a variety …

STEM

Women in Stem

March is recognized as International Women’s Month. I wanted to bring light to women in STEM careers and Union …

Lespedeza

Lespedeza Broom

Thomas Jefferson Washington Broom (T.J.W. Broom) was a home-grown Union County boy. He was born in Union County in …

Lichens

Does Your Tree Have Lichens?

Here at Union County Extension, the questions we get change with the seasons. This time of year, we often …

Vegetables

Happy National Nutrition Month!

There’s nothing like March that brings warm weather, growing plants, and celebrating healthy eating habits! March is National Nutrition …