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2018 Carolina Yard of the year

By Sean Flynn

Carolina Yard

Clemson Extension Agent Terasa Lott visits 2018 Carolina Yard of the Year Winner Cindy Collins on Lady’s Island in Beaufort County, SC and learned how she tries to keep her yard following the Carolina Yard principles of creating healthy, watershed-friendly landscapes.

Proper Planting Trees

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

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.

Making It Grow Extra: Nutrients for Polinators

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 of nutrients to get them through the winter. MIG Extra 16

Making It Grow Extra: Mulching

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 establishment period is critical.

Making It Grow Extra: Retail Nurserys

By Amanda McNulty

Davis Sanders

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 the customers' wants while also educating them as to what they need and why.

 

What Should You Have in Your Hurricane Emergency Kit?

By Kaitlyn Park

Boarded up restaurant

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coastline, South Carolinians are preparing and evacuating. South Carolina's Emergency Management Division advises having an emergency kit ready whether you are traveling to stay with friends and family, going to a shelter, or staying at home where there could be power outages and other damage. As the storm will likely not take effect in South Carolina until late Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, there is still time to prepare.

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips to Follow During Storm

By Aimee Crouch

Food

As Hurricane Florence heads for South Carolina, the probability of many in the area losing power and flooding is high. One area that this can affect is food safety.  The USDA recommends consumers take the following steps to reduce waste and the risk of foodborne illness before, during and after the storm.

Steps to follow in advance of losing power:

Pruning Roses and Vole Protection

By Sean Flynn

Pruning Roses and Vole Protection

Pat Henry from Roses Unlimited in Laurens, SC share with us at "Making It Grow" some tips for pruning and protecting them from voles.

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