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Good News for Watermelon Growers

July 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The US Department of Agriculture Ag Research Service just announced on June 26 a very exciting breakthrough for watermelon growers. Pat Wechter, a USDA researcher at the joint USDA Clemson...

Watermelons and Downy Mildew

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Certain strains of downy mildew are serious diseases of cucurbit family members – squash, cucumbers, melons and watermelons. Watermelons, in particular, are very important economically for some...

Remontant Hydrangeas

June 29, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Summers in South Carolina can seem endless as autumn seems to come later and later each year. The phrase Endless Summer has a happier connotation, however, when it comes to a series of...

Hydrangea Blooms

June 26, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Recently we had a caller whose hydrangeas didn’t have a single bloom although the foliage was lush and healthy and the plants got plenty of morning sun and had bloomed in past years. Our...

Quite Content Farm

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Quite Content Farm

Quite Content Farm in the heart of Camden, SC. Here, Stephanie Tetterton grows lots of produce on her farm, but keeps her family tradition going by specializing in the Shirley Hammond Multiplier Onion!

Mod Squad Martha

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
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Joining us in our kitchen are Suzy Ellison of the South Carolina Specialty Food Association from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture along with Melissa Ann Barton from Mod Squad Martha. Having worked with country musicians in Nashville, Melissa has developed a...

Chainsaw Safety Information

June 6, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Chainsaw Safety Information

Clemson Extension Agents and Agents from the University of Georgia Extension have been traveling their states presenting a chainsaw safety program funded by a grant from OSHA. For our viewers, Clemson Agents Chase Smoak and Vicky Bertagnolli will show and talk about the...

South Carolina Native Plants with Kristin Threet

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
South Carolina Native Plants with Kristin Threet

Education Coordinator Kristin Threet from Old Santee Canal Park show us at "Making It Grow" a variety of native plants that thrive in South Carolina.

The 2019 South Carolina Ag and Art Tour

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
The 2019 South Carolina Ag and Art Tour

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour a free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring local artisans at every stop! The tour will be rolling into 10 South Carolina counties over every weekend in June!

Green Steps Schools - Catawba Trail Elementary

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
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Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sonoco Recycling, and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual...

Spanish Bayonet

May 30, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Like Yucca aloifolia, Spanish Bayonet, the plant called Spanish Dagger, Yucca gloriosa, also is native only to the lower southeastern states. Although it has a similar...

“Making it Grow” wins two Telly awards

May 23, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced that “Making it Grow,” the network’s weekly, live-interactive television program about gardening received two Telly awards when the list of winners was released on Monday. The show’s prescribed...

Green Steps Schools

May 17, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Green Steps Schools

Clemson Water Resources Agent Katie Altman brings in Education Specialist from Sonoco Recycling Jane Hiller and teacher Victoria Pasco from Catawba Trail Elementary School in Elgin, SC to talk about the Green Steps Schools program. This environmental education initiative,...

Roses in Bloom

May 11, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A rose I thought was native that’s blooming now, I’ve always heard it called Cherokee Rose. Now I find out that this single white, high climbing rose, with the scientific name Rosa laevigata, is...

Rose Chores

May 8, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One of my favorite visits last year was to Pat Henry’s beautiful home in Laurens. You can see this segment by searching Making It Grow/ YouTube/Pat Henry’s Rose Garden. Because of vole pressure...

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