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Responses and recommendations are based on Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) publications, USDA and other research-based resources. This service is free to residents of Bedford County. We’ll be happy to share information with you on Lawn & Garden, Crops & Soils, Insect & Pest Management, Best Growing Practices… the list goes on and on. Upon request, kits are provided for soil sample analysis at Virginia Tech. We also accept samples of insects or diseased plants for identification. Call ahead for details.
MONTHLY Q&A ARTICLES FROM LINDA AND BETSY:
Grow Your Knowledge! This series of articles reflects questions and concerns of Bedford County residents. Responses include photos, resources and suggested links for more detailed information. All responses and recommendations are researched and/or provided based on the PMG (Pest Management Guide), Extension Service resources, local VCE Agent, USDA resources or other qualified sources, ensuring that all sources meet VCE guidelines and policies. Photo credits given in each article.
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- Spring Bulbs Emerging Too Early
- Pruning Advice For Lavender
- Blue Spruce Trees_Needle Cast Disease
- Japanese Honeysuckle
- When Will My Blackberries Ripen?
- What’s a Cherokee Purple?
- Tent Caterpillars
- Why Are My Tulip Poplar’s Leaves Curled Up?
- Transplanting Daffodils- When and Where To?
- Evergreen Arbovitae- Best Choice For My Landscape?
- Should I Buy A Living Christmas Tree?
- Use Horse Manure On Vegetable Garden?
- Cover Crops For Raised Bed Gardens
- How Do I Deal With Groundhogs?
- Why No Plumes on My Pampas Grass?
- Splitting Bark on Cherry Tree
- Juniper Tip Blights
- Winter Damaged Trees and Shrubs
- Turfgrass Recommendations, Trees For Paved Areas
- Photinia, Otto Luyken Laurel, Erosion Control
- Are Poinsettias Poisonous?, Garden Chores
- Compost Tomato Plants?, Squash Harvest&Storage, Problem-Free Shrubs
- Moss on Roof, Pruning Pear Trees, Soil & Water Testing
- Resurrection Lillies, Spider, Toadstools
- Walter American Hazelnut, Peony and Daisy Pruning, Johnsongrass
- Paper Mulch, Purslane, Tomato Issues
- Millepedes, Early Tomato Blight, Ants & Peonies
- Rhodo’s Black Spots, Broccoli Slugs, Composted Wood Chips in Garden?
- Cherry Tree Toxic To Animals, Asparagus Rust, Mosquitos
- Oak Mulch OK to Use?, Reseeding Lawns, Why Can’t I Grow Onions From Seed?
- Winter Maintenance, Other Chores and Dreaming…
- December Gardening Chores
- Fall Tasks, Vole-Resistant Shrubs?
- Assassin Bugs, Storing Green Tomatoes, When to Stop Mowing
- Summer Chores, Harvesting Sunflowers, Picking Concord Grapes
- Tomatoes Growing Near Walnut Tree, Heirloom Peppers Without Fruit, Bagworm Control
- Brown Patch on Lawn, Pruning Weeping Cherry Tree, Squash Bugs
- Periodical Cicadas
- Boxelder Bugs, Fuji Apple Cross-pollination, Grass-Like Algae in Pond
- Rust Colored Azalea Branches, Planting Raspberries, Abelia Water Sprouts
- All About Moles
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