Making It Grow

Making it Grow is SCETV's weekly gardening show.


  • Bouquets, Bees, Vines, and Riverbanks Zoo

    Our featured segments are bouquet making with Mary Vargo and Riverbanks Botanical Garden.
  • Houseplants and Garden Tools

    Our featured segment is house plants.
  • Boone Hall Farms and Certified SC Showcase

    Amanda and Terasa are joined by Adam Gore and Eric Shealy.
  • Catesby in the Carolinas and Succulents

    Dr. Herrick Brown talks about the “Catesby in the Carolinas” exhibit.
  • SC Watermelon Queen and a Cut Flower Garden

    South Carolina Watermelon Queen and other gardening topics.
  • Columbia College’s Landscape and Aphids

    Our feature segment is Columbia College's horticulturist John Long.
  • Tomatoes, Mowing Heights, and Ikebana

    Amanda and Terasa are joined by Jackie Jordan, Zack Snipes and Davis Sanders.
  • Farming Foundations and Schweinitz’s Sunflowers

    Farmer Foundations online class and Schweinitz’s Sunflowers.

About Making It Grow

Making It Grow is an award-winning program produced by SCETV and Clemson University. Host Amanda McNulty from Clemson Extension along with Clemson Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator Agent Terasa Lott plus other Extension Agents and featured guests offer research-based information on a variety of gardening, agricultural, and environmental topics, while also highlighting interesting places and products from around South Carolina.

  • ETVHD: Tuesday at 7pm
  •  SC CHANNEL:  Tuesday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm  

Funding for Making it Grow is provided by: The South Carolina Department of Agriculture, The Boyd Foundation, McLeod Farms, The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation and Farm Bureau Insurance, and Boone Hall Farms

Latest Stories

Houseplants from BB Barns | Making It Grow

Houseplants come in all shapes and sizes and require little care. Bill Guess, General Manager of B.B. Barns of Northeast Columbia, SC, visits us at "Making It Grow" and shows us some of his favorite...

Mary Vargo's Flower Garden | Making It Grow

Clemson Extension Agent Mary Vargo enjoys growing flowers for arrangements and bouquets. She joins us at "Making It Grow" to talk about and show some of her favorite ones she grows throughout the year...

Watermelon Ham Rolls with the SC Watermelon Queen | Making It Grow

The 2022 South Carolina Watermelon Queen Samantha Nichols talks with us at "Making It Grow" about the nutritious qualities of watermelon and then shows how to make Watermelon Ham Rolls

Succulents at Growing Hobby in Florence, SC | Making It Grow

Succulents are plants with thick fleshy tissues adapted for water storage. Most people are familiar with cacti, and while members of the cactus family are succulents, there are many non-cactus...

Making It Grow

Gardening and horticulture news and tips, as well as agricultural information from Amanda McNulty, the host of SCETV's "Making It Grow" and Clemson University Extension Agent. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.Making It Grow Minutes are produced by South Carolina Public Radio, in partnership with Clemson University's Extension Service.

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An inspection by a certified arborist can help prevent losing your shade trees…

How trees react to pruning can cause them to be less stable in the wind

Trees react to tsevere internal pruning by adding lots of small leaf covered…

The dangers of saturated ground for trees

The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry predicts that tropical…

Making It Grow - Extra!

Listen to extended and in-depth lively discussions with Clemson Extension Agent and Host of “Making It Grow” Amanda McNulty and special guests on the topics of horticulture, agriculture, the environment and much more!Making It Grow - Extra! is produced by South Carolina Public Radio, in partnership with Clemson University's Extension Service.

Parenting Prothonotary Warblers

When filming at Audubon’s Beidler Forest the Making It Grow team used…

Making It Grow - Extra: The Nature Conservancy

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with Lowndes Macdonald from The…

Making It Grow - Extra: The Catawaba Farm & Food Coalition

In this edition of Making It Grow - Extra, Clemson Extension Agent and host of…