Davidson Farmers Market - “Ask a Master Gardener Volunteer Days”
Look for Mecklenburg EMGVs Saturday July 16, August 20, September 17 and October 15. From 8 am - 12 noon, 120 South Main Street, Davidson. Got questions on organic gardening, companion plants for vegetables, plant selection, composting, vermiculture, native plants, lawn care, or any gardening issue? Get gardening answers in person!
July Gardening Tasks in Mecklenburg County, SE Piedmont
Perennials, Annuals, Bulbs
Lawn & Landscaping
Full sun, heat loving perennials thrive at the Independence Park Extension office. (Joe Pye above) Near the roadside, xeriscape plants are loving this HOT, dry time of year.
Heat Wave Tips for Your Garden
Top 10 Heat Survival Plans
We like Tomatoes! See tomatoes growing in raised beds at Independence Park. Harvests are used in Extension Sustainable Living cooking classes.
A Tomato Primer
the Basics of Growing Tomatoes
The Tomato Wars Heirlooms Vs. Hybrids
During conditions of extreme heat, these simple tips can help keep both YOU and YOUR garden healthy. Lengthy doses of daytime temperatures in the 90s and low 100s coupled with nighttime temperatures above 75°F are enough to push even the hardiest gardeners and plants to the edge of capabilities.
Garden Smart + Safe During Summer Heat
Growing Perennial Herbs
Herbs are useful plants even the beginning gardener can grow with success. Growing herbs is much less demanding than growing vegetables. The amateur gardener can grow herbs successfully by following a few rules.
SOIL TEST How to do a Soil Sample for Testing
A soil test report gives you precise nutrient requirements for the soil type and plant type in your situation.
Where to get a Soil Test Kit in Mecklenburg County
Cooperative Extension Center 1418 Armory Drive and locations in Mecklenburg county.