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Gareth Carter: Sulky in the cold weather, it’s now the time to shine for these vegetables

Tomatoes and cucumbers are two garden specimens that do not like the cold. We are now coming towards the end of spring and the official start of summer is a couple of weeks away. Reflecting on the spring of 2022, it has been incredibly wet and cold. From from a vegetable gardening perspective, this has …

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Tips on how to start a backyard garden in North Carolina

Whether you’ve never picked up a shovel or just need a refresher on getting your backyard garden up and running again, we’re here with tips from local experts. The News & Observer chatted with two gardening experts at NC State Cooperative Extension, a North Carolina resource that connects experts to community members. Lucy Bradley, the …

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