Sean Flynn

How To Propagate Your Plants

By Sean Flynn

Propagated Plants

Chase Smoak of Palmetto State Liners visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares some tips with Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty on how to propagate plants.

The Home & Garden Information Center and The Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

By Sean Flynn

Clemson Laboratory

On “Making It Grow”, we always make references to the wealth of information Clemson has available for the citizens of the state. For our featured segment, we take a behind the scenes tour of two of these places – The Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center and The Clemson University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (formally the Plant Problem Clinic).  The HGIC provides information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety and preservation, nutrition, physical activity and health via a toll-free line and a searchable database of factsheets.

Agape Chocolates

By Sean Flynn

Agape Chocolates

Our special guests for this "Making It Grow" episode were Suzy Ellison from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's South Carolina Specialty Food Association and James Stefanakos of Agape Chocolates in Graniteville, SC. James not only creates varieties of chocolates with local products, but also works diligently with Harvest Hope Food Bank to provide children at-risk of hunger nutritious meals for the weekend.

Color for Winter Containers

By Sean Flynn

Primula

It may be winter, but that doesn't mean you can still have color! Daniel Gravano of Gravano Farms in Ruffin, SC has a wholesale operation providing plants to nurseries and garden centers in South Carolina. We enjoyed seeing the varieties of Ranunculus, Calibrachoa, Primula, Stock, Pot Carnation, Bacopa and Creeping Jenny he brought to "Making It Grow"

Consumer Services, Metrology and Food/Feed Safety

By Sean Flynn

Consumer Protection Division

The SC Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division has many departments to safeguard the citizens of South Carolina. Clemson Extension Agent and Host of “Making It Grow” Amanda McNulty talks with Assistant Commissioner Derek Underwood about some of these departments: Consumer Services, Metrology and Food/Feed Safety. Consumer Services Department protects consumers by ensuring that the net content statements on packages and weighing or measuring devices are correct; and that agricultural products are measured accurately for commerce.

Tavi's Four in One

By Sean Flynn

Tavi's Four in One

We were joined on the set of "Making It Grow" by Suzy Ellison of the SC Department of Agriculture's SC Specialty Food Association. This statewide organization is dedicated to promoting the specialty food products available in the Palmetto state. The guest this evening was Gordon Carle from Tavi's Four in One and their multipurpose condiment.

The Edgefield Camellia Tea

By Sean Flynn

Camellias

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Edgefield, SC and talks with Henrietta Humphreys about the city's history of camellias and about their annual Camellia Tea.

Grafting Citrus Trees

By Sean Flynn

Oranges

Stan McKenzie of McKenzie Farms in Scranton, SC joins us at "Making It Grow" and shows us how to graft citrus trees. On his farm, Stan grows over 40 varieties of cold hardy citrus. In the studio, Stan demonstrates with Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton on how he grafts some of his citrus plants.

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

By Sean Flynn

Amanda McNulty and Jody Martin

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo was established to serve as an umbrella event for all aspects of Agriculture and Agribusiness. Designed to incorporate the industry’s deep traditional roots along with today’s thriving innovations, this event streamlines the promotion and the expansion of the business of agriculture in South Carolina and beyond. The expo includes a farm show with a wide variety of equipment, farm products and educational components. The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is an event representing all aspects of agriculture both large and small.

Poinsettias

By Sean Flynn

Poinsettias

Clemson professor and poinsettia expert Dr. Jim Faust joins us at "Making It Grow" and shares tips on selecting and caring for poinsettias, as well as a little history about the plant and how it came to America. Dr. Faust also brought some new varieties and historical varieties to show.

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