The Enthusiastic Gardener
Blossom end rot, a common problem with tomato crops, is frustrating but easily avoidable. Charles Murphy explains what it is and how to avoid it in your tomato beds this season.
Lise Jenkins looks for plants for her new garden and visits the JC Raulston Arboretum, which is home to over 5000 unique groups of plants. Val Tyson, Plant Recorder for the Arboretum, explains how they identify, track, and manage their plant records and volunteer John Schott tells Lise how he has translated what he has learned at the Arboretum into his record keeping process at home.
- Managing Tomatoes
- Managing Turf
- Integrated Pest Management
- JC Raulston Arboretum
- Herb Gardening - June 12th, 6:30-8:00pm. Enjoy growing these handy and helpful plants. Presentation by Extension Master Gardener volunteer, Marty Warburton. Sarah P. Duke Gardens – 420 Anderson St. – Requires Registration. Call 919-668-1707
- Crawlin’ Cucurbits: Gourds, Squashes, Pumpkin - June 14th, 10-11 am. Growing these favorites. Presentation by Michelle Wallace, Consumer Horticulture Agent. Briggs Ave Community Garden – 721 Foster St. – Requires Registration. Call 919-560-0525
- Vermicomposting - June 17th. 6:30-8:00 pm. Use worms to recycle organic materials. Presentation by Rhonda Sherman, Extension Master Gardener volunteer & Extension Solid Waste Specialist in the Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (NCSU). Durham Garden Forum (at Sarah P. Duke Gardens) – 420 Anderson St. ($10 fee per class or Annual Membership) CONTACT US: [email protected]