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North Carolina Farmers and Gardeners


North Carolina Farmers and Gardeners

Residents of NC running a small farm, family farm, or growing their own food in a garden

Location: NC
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2014

HOMEGROWN Discussions

1 acre lifestyle 2 Replies

Started by Andrew Odom. Last reply by Lee Ann Dennis Dec 5, 2011.

The year of the insects

Started by Allen Frost Jun 25, 2010.

Plants 8-12 weeks old and still very small 1 Reply

Started by thewhatleys. Last reply by Allen Frost Jun 25, 2010.

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Comment by Markus on May 3, 2009 at 5:05am
Howdy from just south of th eborder, No SC farmers group and I live so close to NC. Thought I would join ya!
Comment by Andrew Odom on November 11, 2010 at 4:44pm
I just moved to Pink Hill, NC. Anyone live over this way? I am coming from our family farm in Georgia so I am trading in the red clay for some lightly sandy soil. Any immediate tips?
Comment by Torry on November 11, 2010 at 7:35pm
Sweet potatoes grow great in sandy soil.
Comment by Torry on November 11, 2010 at 7:36pm
oh yeah, and check out Cliffs of the Neuse state park, just nearby.
Comment by Allen Frost on November 11, 2010 at 7:37pm
I am not sure where Pink Hill is but my land is near Brevard and is very acid. Start composting, building soil and increasing OM and pH. My sweet potatoes did great this year.
Comment by Andrew Odom on November 11, 2010 at 9:45pm
My wife is from Beaulaville and spent a lot of time at the Cliffs so I am sure we will go back at some point. And thanks for the tip on sweet potatoes. How do "regular" potatoes do? I am excited to try my hand at strawberries Torry.

@Allen - so you are western Carolina? Nice. Believe it or not we brought a 50 gallon barrel of our own composted, balanced, soil from Georgia. hahahaha
Comment by Allen Frost on November 11, 2010 at 11:00pm
I am 30 miles south east of Asheville, in Pisgah Forest. The soil is acid and rocky so I have done a lot of composting, liming and growing winter cover crops to improve the soil. I grew purple, red and fingerling potatoes this year and they did great. I have 140 blueberry bushes that are really doing well. Thats great that you brought your compost with you!
Comment by Locally Grown News.com on July 25, 2011 at 6:21pm

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Comment by Lee Ann Dennis on December 5, 2011 at 9:34am

Good morning! We just bought a place in central NC, and I am unfamiliar with alot of the gardening do's & don't's here. All advice is welcome. First question: What are the best types of wine grape to plant here? I want to eventually start making our own wine. I can tell by the numerous vineyards around that grapes grow really good in this region. Any sugestions?


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