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Sweetpotato

Planting The sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) is a warm-season crop that is not planted until well after the last chance of frost in the spring. The soil temperature should be above 65 °F before...

Tomato

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are a popular staple in Southern vegetable gardens. Tomatoes are warm-season plants that grow best at 70 to 80 °F during the day and 60 to 70 °F during the night...

Potato

Potatoes are a very easy and fun crop to grow in the home garden. White-skinned and red-skinned potatoes can be grown as an early crop for new potatoes and as a late crop for storage. Choose an...

Leaf Diseases of Lawns

Several fungal leaf diseases may commonly occur in South Carolina home lawns, including dollar spot, rust, gray leaf spot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, and Helminthosporium leaf spot. Most of the...

Dogfennel

Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is a tall annual or short-lived perennial plant native to North America. Typically, this plant has densely hairy stems that arise from a woody crown. Leaves are...

Virginia Buttonweed

Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) is a challenging to control turfgrass weed that has recently become a prevalent weed in South Carolina lawns. This perennial weed is deeply rooted, produces...

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