Gardening

Mistletoe: a Holiday History

December 17, 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 . While filming at Historic Columbia recently, I learned that it wasn’t until the 1850’s that British and American Christians began seriously decorating their homes for Christmas. Queen Victoria’s...

Washing Hands, Washing Produce Contributes to Food Safety

October 27, 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 farm workers who harvest produce are an important part of making sure that the fruits and vegetables we enjoy are free from contamination. The new federal Food Safety Modernization Act makes...

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 Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
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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...

Making It Grow Extra: Mulching

October 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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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 plants are capable of mulching themselves once established. However, providing mulch during their...

Making It Grow Extra: Retail Nurserys

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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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 retail nurseries are in the business of providing products for consumers and how their job is to satisfy...

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)

Making It Grow Extra: Maintaining Turf Grass

August 25, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Tony Melton
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Host of “Making It Grow” and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with fellow agent Tony Melton about the best practices for maintaining your Fall turf grass.

Making It Grow Extra: Insect Control in Your Fall Vegetable Garden

August 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Tony Melton
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Host of “Making It Grow” and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and fellow agent Tony Melton discuss the best practices for insect control in your Fall vegetable garden.

Chesness Harvin's Cabbage

August 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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.

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