Gardening

Common Sense Rules for Safe Produce

October 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The produce safety rules portion of the Food and Drug Administrations’ new Food Safety Modernization act are based on common sense. Some of the rules cover testing water used for irrigation and...

Curbing Food Recalls

October 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division has a new responsibility these days. The US Food and Drug Administration has adopted a Food Safety Modernization Act...

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
Kudzu Bug

The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes. Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts. When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect...

Proper Planting Trees

October 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The University of Florida Extension factsheet on trees and hurricanes speaks to the issue of properly planting a tree to improve its survivability. We Clemson people say...

Making It Grow Extra: Nutrients for Polinators

October 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and host of Making It Grow is joined by Davis Sanders from South Pleasantburg Nursery in Greenville, SC. This chat is about how pollinating insects not only need food and host plants during the growing season, they also need a source...

Live Oaks and Wind

October 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The University of Florida Extension Service has a factsheet titled How to Minimize Wind Damage in the South Florida Landscape. We here in South Carolina who observe the...

Resources to Help You Plan a Fall Garden

September 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Clemson’s Home and Garden Information Center has a dandy fact sheet called Planning, p-l-a-n-n-i-n-g, a garden. You still have time to put out hardier winter vegetables...

Making It Grow Extra: The Importance of Botany

August 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Nelson
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Clemson Extension Agent and Host of Making It Grow , Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. John Nelson from the University of South Carolina AC Moore Herbarium about the importance of botany and taxonomy in today’s world.(MIG Extra 07)

Chesness Harvin's Cabbage

August 15, 2018 - Posted in Education by Libby Dallis
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Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with elementary student Chesness Harvin about her very large cabbage that she began growing as a school project.

"Sunburned" Vegetables and Fruits

August 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . My new sunscreen has zinc oxide in it; it actually forms a physical barrier to protect my skin from sunburn. Believe it or not, sunburn is a serious issue for many fruits and vegetables, too...

Keeping That Yard Under Control

August 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . My two- and-a half acre yard is getting to be more than I can handle. When we moved here, thirty-three years ago, most of it was an old field, with just two large beds of camellias and an island...

Drought Tolerant Plants

July 23, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Drought Tolerant Plants

Horticulturist Katie Dickson of Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, SC visits us at "Making It Grow" and brings with her some plants that are drought tolerant. Katie uses these plants to landscape in green spaces, parking lots and medians as they reduce or eliminate...

Best Practices for Planting a Tree

July 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Mulching trees is the best thing you can after you’ve planted them properly; some research shows it can double the rate of growth for newly established trees. A good tip when mulching trees is...

Using Beautyberry in Floral Arrangements

July 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . For many years Ruthie Lacey and I decorated for parties. I was charged with bringing stuff you couldn't order, things gathered from the wild that added more variety and...

Asian Inspired Garden

July 10, 2018 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
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Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty travels to Greenville, SC to the Asian inspired garden of Bob Smith. Amanda talks with Bob about the plant material, décor and also about his two Koi ponds. In addition, Bob talks about how Clemson’s Aquaculture and Fisheries...

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