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Keep your grocery bill down and enjoy a bounty of healthy, fresh vegetables by planting a fall garden this year. One of the most affordable ways to grow fall vegetables is to plant them from seed and now is the time to get started. Growing your own plants from seed also allows you to cultivate new or unusual varieties not commonly available as transplants from garden centers. To find out which vegetables you can start now read the whole article on the Pender Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/2012/08/fight-rising-food-costs-plant-a-fall-garden/
FREE CLASS!Learn more about cool season vegetables and how to grow them by attending the upcoming free class, ‘Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden’. The class will be taught from 10am to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the barn at Poplar Grove Plantation, located on Hwy 17, south of Hampstead, and again from 10am to noon on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Pender Extension Office, located at 801 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. Both sessions are free, but registration is required. To register please call Pender Cooperative Extension at 259-1235 at least one day before the class date. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Charlotte Glen at 259-1235, no later than five business days before the event.
Sign Up for Food Gardener!To receive timely updates by email about how to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in southeastern and coastal North Carolina sign up for the Food Gardener email news service, brought to you by Pender County Cooperative Extension. Food Gardener will keep you up to date on what you can grow, when and how to plant, and provide recommendations for sustainable and organic pest and crop management. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the message put: subscribe foodgardener