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FoxPipe Farm - Hay and Pastures for Horses

By Sean Flynn

Horses

At FoxPipe Farm in Laurens, SC, Reed Edwards talks with Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and host of "Making It Grow" about his hay and pasture practices for his horses. Reed tries to have something green and growing year round. On the hay fields he has fields of AU Grazer Sericea Lespedeza, Alfalfa/bermudagrass, Tifton 85 bermuda and AU Grazer sericea. His horse pastures now has Novel Endophyte fescue to help prevent fescue toxicosis. He also shows his rotational, strip grazing system for his horses.

Fighting Spot Anthracnose in Dogwoods

By Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The dreaded Dogwood anthracnose, Discula distructiva, is a death knoll for that loveliest of native trees. There is another disease called spot anthracnose caused by a different fungus that fortunately is cosmetic instead of fatal. It causes problems when we have a wet spring with high humidity and may just make small lesions on the leaves that you probably won’t even notice it.

Cedar Leaf Farm - Pollinator Plot

By Sean Flynn

Pollinator Plot

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Cedar Leaf Farm in Chester, South Carolina and talks with 2012 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year Joanna Angle about her love of stewardship and all the plots in their 3.5 acre Pollinator Plot.

Cedar Leaf Farm - Solar Panels

By Sean Flynn

Cedar Leaf Farm

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits Cedar Leaf Farm in Chester, South Carolina and talks with 2012 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year Dr. Bill Altman about the decision to use solar panels to heat and cool their 1850s house with the help of a seminar he attended with Upstate Forever.

Raising Charleston's Historic Homes in Hopes of Saving Them

By vhansen

Contractor Gary Walters in front of 42 Rutledge Avenue

How do you raise a large, historic home?  Better yet, how do you put it back down?  Should such an old  home be raised at all?  All are tough questions in a city that until recently had never lifted one before. “There’s a lot of head scratching going on,” said long-time contractor Gary Walters.  He’s been working on a massive home at 42 Rutledge Avenue in Charleston, S.C.

Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

By Sean Flynn

monarch caterpillars

The Hanahan Butterly and Pollinater Garden located at the Hanahan Public Library has a variety of plants that attract butterflies and pollinators. Clemson Extension's Terasa Lott talks with Keep Hanahan Beautiful volunteer Kathy Stone about their plant selection and the various butterflies they attract. In addition, they talk about a rain garden installed in the garden by Clemson Extension and the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium.

How To Create Pine Cone Zinnias

By Sean Flynn

Pine Cone Zinnias

Using pine cones to create zinnias is a fun and easy craft that can be used in a number of decorations. Rebecca Turk, Director of Education and Events at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, visits us at Making It Grow and shows Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty how fun and simple it is to create the zinnias and how to use them to make a wreath. Rebecca also shares other examples on how they can be used.

More on Pollinating Pawpaws

By Amanda McNulty

Male Pawpaw blossoms.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. At the Musser Farm at Clemson we filmed a segment on their pawpaw orchard. Search Making It Grow Youtube Pawpaw and see our interview featuring fruit specialist Dr. Greg Reighard. This orchard had huge clusters of pawpaws, called hands, and sometimes growers actually thin them to prevent branches from breaking.

Growing Pawpaws at Home

By Alfred Turner

A "hand" of Pawpaw fruit.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. If you have a partially shady area you’d like to use to grow fruits, pawpaw is the plant for you. This native small tree naturally grows in woodlands receiving filtered sun although in full sun it fruits more plentifully. The seeds are large and easy to sprout but fruits from seedlings are not necessarily tasty.

The Nutritious Pawpaw

By Amanda McNulty

Pawpaw fruit.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Pawpaws and bananas both are soft fruits that lend themselves to being smushed up for smoothies, custards, and ice cream, and both are relatively high in carbohydrates. Pawpaws, however, come out ahead in overall nutrition, with large amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin and potassium. The lists goes on and even the fats in pawpawas are the ones considered good guys. 

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