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News for gardeners

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Call the plant doctor

Any plant-related question is fair game at the Haywood County Plant Clinic, which is open every business day at the Haywood County Extension Center in Waynesville. 

Master Gardeners staff the clinic, fielding queries about lawns, vegetables, fertilizers, pest problems and everything in between. 

The office is located on 589 Raccoon Road. Stop by or call 828.456.3575.

 

Share the (tomato) wealth

Show off the tomato varieties growing in your garden — and maybe use up a bit of the overabundance now overwhelming green thumbs everywhere — at a tomato lovers’ luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the Waynesville Public Library. 

The event is free to all show up with a dish made from tomatoes they have grown, and some extra tomatoes to share.

Registration required with Kathy Olsen at 828.356.2507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Become a canning pro

A course on food preservation will give the run-down of how to handle a garden’s over-abundance, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Macon County Extension Office in Franklin. 

Topics will include the science behind canning high-acid versus low-acid foods, the latest research on using pressure canners and hot water bath canners, how altitude affects time and pressure and trusted recipes. 

$10. Register with Julie Sawyer, 828.349.2046 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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