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The Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow! is a live, interactive call-in program produced by ETV and Clemson University. Host Amanda McNulty from Clemson Extension shares her thoughts on gardening topics. Watch Making It Grow! Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
June 10, 2013
We’ve been getting lots of calls at the Extension office about home invasions. “I’ve got these long, skinny, crunchy bugs all over my patio, bathroom, sun room, etc.” Even the community development agent and 4-H volunteersknow the answer by now – garden millipedes. They’ve got them, too!
Technically, they aren’t insects or bugs but rather belong in the class Diplopoda – two feet. Each body segment on a millipede has two legs, which is good as centipedes, Chilopoda, one pair of legs at each segment, are meat eaters and disable their prey with poison injected from glands near their head.… READ MORE
June 03, 2013
There’re things about South Carolina that I imagine you don’t experience in other states. Like a visit to Cannon Bridge Road near the Edisto River over in Orangeburg which was prompted by a desire to get fresh strawberries and blueberries grown by Monty Rast. Team MIG visited Longview Farms over in Calhoun County recently to see the unique blueberry operation the Rast family has established. Hundreds of blueberry plants are growing in 25 gallon plants. This is a family fond of 25 gallon containers; Mr. Rast’s late father filled them with cotton gin trash and grew Jerusalem artichokes that hardly… READ MORE
April 15, 2013
Last Saturday we finally had asparagus emerge from the bottom of the trench. For over a month, I have been peering into the depths of the earth (well, six inches) looking those tiny green spears. All I had to show for it was two fire ant bites.
But Saturday there they were! Tiny, pencil-lead sized miniature asparagus. Of the thirty crowns we planted, at last count there were nine that had emerged. Now the trick is to wait for the others and then very carefully add another two inches of soil to the trench without breaking those delicate shoots.
When… READ MORE