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Making It Grow

Making It Grow 10-29-2013


Making it Grow! Halloween Special with host Amanda McNulty. Teresa Young, natural resources agent from Florence, S.C., answers questions online in the Facebook chat room. This week, Dr. John Nelson has a mystery plant that is an invasive annual grass that we do not want growing here in South Carolina. Check out photos from the First Annual Newberry Scare Crow Convention. In the feature segment, Amanda will show you how to turn a pumpkin into containers.

This week's guests include: Vicky Bertagnolli, horticulture agent from Lexington, S.C. and Tony Melton, Clemson Extension agent, join Amanda on the panel. The McKenzie Tripletts return to the MIG show to share a Halloween recipe, Funny Bone Pizza Rolls with Marrow Nara Dipping Sauce.

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Tune-in to the on-demand show for some of the live questions.

1. How do I get rid of green and black lady blugs (Cucumber Beetles)?

2. I saved the kernels from my peaches. How do I plant them to get peach trees to grow?

3. I planted rutabagas, and I want to know why the leaves are turning yellow around the edges.

4. I have planted sweet potatoes for two years, but my harvest has always been poor. What can I do?

5. For amaryllis, do you cut those back this time of year (autumn?

6. My neighbors' citrus fruit trees are growing well, but my citrus trees are not blooming. Why?

7. I found little white worms in my raspberries. I was trying to not spray to protect the bees, so what can I do next year?

8. My asparagus fern has turned brown. Should I cut them down?

9. I'm having trouble growing peach trees on my property. Any advice?

10. Some of the leaves are turning brown on my Leaning Cypress. What can I do?

11. One-half of my dogwood tree is rotten and the other half is fine. What could cause that and is the tree worth saving?

12. I have a lot of squirrels who have caused me problems with my peach trees. Any suggestions?

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