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What’s New in the Plant Clinic?

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Here you will find the latest on what Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Haywood County are seeing in the Plant Clinic so that you can be on the lookout for potential problems in your lawn or garden before they start!

This Week in the Plant Clinic: 5/26/2021

As the blood moon approaches, are the dead coming back from the grave or is something else happening here? This latest sample in the plant clinic was actually brought in by one of our Master Gardener volunteers from her compost bin. Dead Man’s Fingers is a type of fungus in the genus Xylaria that can be found in rotting wood piles that come into contact with soil. Read more from Wisconsin University on this interesting (and slightly creepy) fungus.

Dead man's fingers

Dead man’s fingers. Just what are Master Gardener volunteers putting in their compost these days?

If you have questions about composting in general, visit the NC State Extension Composting portal. You will find tons of information on ‘how to’ compost, types of bins, and various methods and iterations of composting. If you have questions, contact our Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Plant Clinic at (828) 456-3575 or visit us on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.–noon or Thursdays from 1–4 p.m. beginning June 1.

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Sam Marshall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSam MarshallExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Sam Email Sam N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center
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