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Ground Nesting Bees Can't Sting

March 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow 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 solitary, ground nesting bees that emerge as adults in the spring often cause alarm to people who don’t understand their behavior. Although there may be a hundred...

Ground Nesting Bees Are Not a Threat

March 21, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Ground nesting bees have specific requirements for making the burrows in which they lay their eggs. They need soil that’s relatively dry and has little or no vegetation on it, you won’t find...

Aiken Young Farmers Agribusiness Association

March 19, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Amanda and Gloria Wade in a Greenhouse

"Making It Grow" visited Aiken High School in Aiken, SC and the Aiken young Farmers Agribusiness Association. Every school with an agriculture class must have an adult component. To learn more, Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talks with Master Gardener and retired...

How To Propagate Your Plants

March 7, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Propagated Plants

Chase Smoak of Palmetto State Liners visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares some tips with Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty on how to propagate plants.

Sago Palms Contain Neuro-Toxins

March 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Coontie, Zamia floridana.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Cycads have been used for food in many cultures around the world. A cycad native to Florida, Zamia floridana, or coontie , was almost eliminated by the production of cycad flour; mills churned...

The Long History of Cyads

March 1, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Sago palms are actually cycads, which are grouped with gymnosperms like pine trees. They are among the oldest seed plants to evolve on our planet. Cycad fossils date back to almost 300 million...

The Ancient Cyads

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Sago palms are the most readily available cold hardy cycads that we can grow in most of South Carolina. Well-established cycads will usually survive temperatures down to 15 degrees, but their...

The Home & Garden Information Center and The Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

February 27, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Clemson Laboratory

On “Making It Grow”, we always make references to the wealth of information Clemson has available for the citizens of the state. For our featured segment, we take a behind the scenes tour of two of these places – The Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center and...

Helping Your Sago Palm Survive the Winter

February 26, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One plant that really suffered during our December ice age was the sago palm, Cycas revoluta. Sago palms represent some of the oldest living plants on earth and are not palms but cycads...

Agape Chocolates

February 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Agape Chocolates

Our special guests for this "Making It Grow" episode were Suzy Ellison from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's South Carolina Specialty Food Association and James Stefanakos of Agape Chocolates in Graniteville, SC. James not only creates varieties of chocolates...

Color for Winter Containers

February 8, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Primula

It may be winter, but that doesn't mean you can still have color! Daniel Gravano of Gravano Farms in Ruffin, SC has a wholesale operation providing plants to nurseries and garden centers in South Carolina. We enjoyed seeing the varieties of Ranunculus, Calibrachoa, Primula...

Consumer Services, Metrology and Food/Feed Safety

February 5, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Consumer Protection Division

The SC Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division has many departments to safeguard the citizens of South Carolina. Clemson Extension Agent and Host of “Making It Grow” Amanda McNulty talks with Assistant Commissioner Derek Underwood about some of these...

Storm Water Runoff a Threat to Hitchcock Woods

February 2, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Each week on Making It Grow Terasa Lott gives us a water quality tip. Rain barrels and rain gardens are designed to help stop storm water runoff from properties, water that carries pollutants,...

Managing the Ecology of Hitchcock Woods

February 1, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . It wasn’t hunting that attracted the wealthy Hitchcock family to South Carolina in the early 1900’s; rather it was the well drained sands that provided good footing for horse sporting activities...

Hitchcock Woods

January 31, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. A recent article in the Department of Natural Resources’ South Carolina Wildlife magazine highlighted a 2000-acre urban forest in the City of Aiken. A wealthy Northern...

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