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TIME FOR TATERS

Between now and the end of March is a great time to plant potatoes. If you ask, “why should I plant potatoes” then obviously, you have never eaten a potato that was dug from the ground the day you...

Pruning Muscadine Grapes

Muscadines are our native, southern grape. Unlike bunch grapes, muscadines have thick, tart skin. The meat of the fruit is very sweet and flavorful and good for fresh eating (nature’s sweet-tart),...

Harvesting Potatoes

Hi, this is Paul Thompson with Clemson Extension Service and we’re down here in the Chester Garden on a rather cool June day. And it is time to dig potatoes! You can see this potato patch, as I have...

Growing Potatoes in South Carolina

Hi, I’m Paul Thompson with Clemson Extension Service. I’m a county agent in York, Chester and Lancaster Counties. I’m back here in the Chester Community Garden today and I want to talk a little bit...

Desuckering and Rooting Tomatoes

Hi, I’m Paul Thompson with Clemson Extension Service. I’m a county agent in York, Chester and Lancaster Counties. I’m back here in the Chester Community Garden today and I want to talk a little bit...

Rooted Tomato Suckers

Hi, this is Paul Thompson with Clemson Extension Service. I’m down here at the Chester Community Garden in Chester, SC. A few weeks back, I talked about rooting tomato suckers as you pull the...

Cultural Management of Tomato Diseases

There is nothing quite like going out to your garden for a truly “vine-ripe” tomato. Some years it seems to take forever to bite into that first homegrown beauty. There are several tomato diseases...

Grow Tomatoes Vertically

If you have tried growing tomatoes in cages that often fall over when the plant gets large, or you are tired of keeping up with staking and tying tomatoes, then this might be a tip for you. I have...

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