The Francene Marie Show

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Let’s go down a list of vegetables grown in North Carolina. My favorite is strawberry season, but there’s more goodies share. We’re good at growing beets, berries, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, peaches, plums, radishes, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini. Cantaloupe and Tomatoes. North Carolina ranks seventh in the country for both crops. I’m a lover of cantaloupes and bigger fan of tomatoes. Wilson County tops the list for cantaloupe production in NC. But to find NC’s top tomato-producing county, you have to go out west to Henderson County. There are 20 million and 96 million pounds of cantaloupe and tomatoes grown in North Carolina.

Since the start of the pandemic in 2019, did you start a small garden or expanded your garden. Another favorite is eating collard greens during the winter months. If you’re planting collards start in early spring or fall. We should of started midsummer or early spring if we wanted greens on Thanksgiving. Set transplants out in early spring or late summer. The good thing about collard greens is that it can withstand frosts and or freezing.

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