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Irish Seed Potato Availability – UPDATED 2-17

We have large amounts of our three standard varieties: Yukon Gold, Red Pontiac and Kennebec White. Also in Stock: Adirondack Red (pinkish-red flesh) Adirondack Blue (deep purple flesh) French Fingerling (red skin, slightly pink-hued flesh) Russian Banana Fingerling (yellow skin and white/yellow flesh) Magic Molly Fingerling (deep purple flesh) Plant now through April and harvest in June and July. […]

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Time to Start Thinking about Fall Vegetable Gardening

The calendar turned to August, and that has me thinking about fall vegetables. Though autumn is weeks away, gardeners should make plans for the third season of vegetable gardening soon. In the Piedmont, this third season – crops planted in late summer to produce in fall – often comes as a surprise to people who […]

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Renfrow’s New Hours

Renfrow’s Store hours of operation effective January 2012 Starting in January 2012, Renfrow’s will close an additional day of the week (Tuesdays). We will use this time  catch up on the work we have repairing and making window screens, sharpening  knives, scissors, garden tools and other edge tools. We also are excited to be able […]

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Blueberries

Print our blueberries tip sheet! Blueberry bushes make perfect sense in the Charlotte area.  They are healthy foods that are just as good out of hand as frozen.  They have no pest problems and don’t require any pruning or spraying.  Treat them like azaleas – use organic acid fertilizer and never lime them. Plant them […]

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Blackberries and Raspberries (Brambles)

Print our brambles tip sheet! Backyard berries are easy to grow and have very few pest problems.  They need to be in a sunny location and consider the bed permanent.  Plant them about 4-feet apart and let them grow and flop, or train them up on various designs of cages or trellises.  They will usually […]

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Asparagus

Print our asparagus tip sheet! Backyard fresh asparagus tastes about 135 times better than grocery store junk.  Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s pretty darn close!  Asparagus crowns need to be planted in your sunniest, richest soil and plan on the bed being there for 25 to 50 years.  This is a commitment that is not […]

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Bermudagrass In Fescue!

Print our bermudagrass in fescue tip sheet! So, you are the type of person that doesn’t like a “mixed bag” type of yard!  Broad leaf weeds are easily enough controlled with broad leaf herbicides.  Controlling a grass (bermuda) in a grass (fescue) is a lot tougher.  Remember, control, not eliminate.  Botanically the two grasses are […]

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