Making it Grow

The Ancient Cyads

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Sago palms are the most readily available cold hardy cycads that we can grow in most of South Carolina. Well-established cycads will usually survive temperatures down to 15 degrees, but their...

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

February 27, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Helping Your Sago Palm Survive the Winter

February 26, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One plant that really suffered during our December ice age was the sago palm, Cycas revoluta. Sago palms represent some of the oldest living plants on earth and are not palms but cycads...

Agape Chocolates

February 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Color for Winter Containers

February 8, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Consumer Services, Metrology and Food/Feed Safety

February 5, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Storm Water Runoff a Threat to Hitchcock Woods

February 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Each week on Making It Grow Terasa Lott gives us a water quality tip. Rain barrels and rain gardens are designed to help stop storm water runoff from properties, water that carries pollutants,...

Managing the Ecology of Hitchcock Woods

February 1, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . It wasn’t hunting that attracted the wealthy Hitchcock family to South Carolina in the early 1900’s; rather it was the well drained sands that provided good footing for horse sporting activities...

Hitchcock Woods

January 31, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. A recent article in the Department of Natural Resources’ South Carolina Wildlife magazine highlighted a 2000-acre urban forest in the City of Aiken. A wealthy Northern...

The Outdoor Dream Foundation

January 29, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . While reading the Department of Natural Resource’s award-winning magazine, South Carolina Wildlife, I learned about a remarkable organization that DNR partners with. The Outdoor Dream Foundation...

Tavi's Four in One

January 25, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

The Edgefield Camellia Tea

January 22, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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

January 17, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Cabbage Palm Caterpillars

December 16, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. We like to think of nature as being in balance and generally native plants can survive feeding from native insects due to coevolution. Bee keepers who want to produce palmetto honey have to move...

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