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Soft Shell Crabs

By Craig Ness

“Making It Grow” taped a segment at Hudson’s Resturaunt in Hilton Head, SC. Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talk

Making It Grow taped a segment at Hudson’s Resturaunt in Hilton Head, S.C. Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talked with owner Andrew Carmines about their soft shell crabs and also their oyster operation.  In the spring, Hudson’s has a soft shell crab shedding operation that includes shedding boxes in the packinghouse with a water circulating system to facilitate and manage the molting process. Once the crabs back out of their shells, they are immediately removed and served at the restaurant. Last year they shed out over 2,300 crabs

Tent Caterpillars and Black Cherry Trees

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Our native black cherry, Prunus serotina, is usually defaced this time of year by a large web of silk that houses several hundred leaf-eating Eastern tent caterpillars. If you can reach the web, use a small rake to pull the mass to the ground. Then you can actually stomp on the caterpillars and destroy them.

LED Light Bulbs: A Bright Idea

By Linda Nunez

File photo of an L.E.D. lightbulb.

 

When the “light emitting diode,” or “LED” light was first developed, it was primarily used as an indicator light in lab equipment. But as the low energy consumption of LEDs was observed, and costs for manufacturing LEDs went down, the new lighting technology found its way into the hands of consumers. Users of the more modern light bulbs not only began to see lower power bills, but also noticed how rarely they needed to replace their LED bulbs.

The Value of Black Cherry Trees

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Prunus serotina, black cherry, is our most important and largest native cherry tree in North America. It has a huge range, from the middle of Canada to Florida, over to Texas and Arizona and even with a subspecies that extends into Mexico and parts of Central America.

Southern Heritage Crops

By Sean Flynn

Southern Heritage Crops

To learn more about Southern heritage Crops, Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Charleston, SC and the home of award winning author, chef and TV host Nathalie Dupree. Here, Chef Kristian Niemi joins the conversation and also prepares some of his favorite dishes using southern heritage crops.

Sweet and Sour Collards

By Sean Flynn

Sweet and Sour Collards

Jessica Shillato, Executive Chef/Owner of Spotted Salamander Catering in Columbia, SC, visited us at "Making It Grow" and shared with us her recipe for Sweet and Sour Collards. Chef Shillato is also selected as a 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassador to help promote local food and ingredients in the Palmetto State.

Winter Flower Arrangements

By Sean Flynn

Winter Flower Arrangements

Katie Dickson of Moore Farms Botanical Garden has transformed the downtown horticulture of Lake City from boring to dramatically engaging. She brings material she gathered after freezing temperatures to give us ideas on how we can plan our winter garden to provide material for arrangements whenever we need them.

Botanical Valentine Treats

By Sean Flynn

Botanical Valentine Treats

For Valentines’ Day, Education Program Coordinator Allison Jones from the SC Botanical Garden visited the "Making It Grow" kitchen to show us how to make special Valentine treats along with some young helpers. The first one involved decorating sugar cookies with edible flower petals called “Botanical Valentine Cookies”. The second one was chocolate covered pretzels with icing called “Sweet and Salty Forsythia Branches”.

Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

By Sean Flynn

Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

Clemson Extension Health Agents Shana Madden and Danielle McFall share facts about cinnamon being used as a dietary supplement. They also answer questions about this spice as how it may or may not relate to diabetes and lowering blood sugar. In addition, they show us how to make a tasty cinnamon-honey granola bar!

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