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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Planificando un Jardín

Las hortalizas pueden ser cultivadas abundantemente en muchas áreas de Carolina del Sur si se les da su buen cuidado. Muchas personas que cultivan vegetales ya sea por su excelente sabor fresco o...

Planning a Garden

Home garden vegetables can be grown abundantly in most areas of South Carolina with proper care. Many who have grown vegetables for the excellent fresh flavor or as a hobby now find home gardening...

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...

Cauliflower

Transplanting Dates Area Spring Fall Piedmont March 1 – 15 July 1 – 15 Central ——– July 25 – Aug.10 Coastal ——– Aug. 1 – 20 Piedmont:...

Turnips & Rutabagas

Turnips (Brassica rapa) and rutabagas (B. napus) are generally tolerant of freezing weather, and their roots can be stored for a fairly long period of time in cold storage conditions. Rutabagas or...

Southern Peas

Southern peas, black-eyed peas and field peas are all names for the crop known worldwide as cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata ssp. unguiculata). Cowpeas probably originated in Africa and were introduced to...

Eggplant

Planting Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a warm-season vegetable that grows best when temperatures are between 70 to 85 °F. It generally has a long growing season and grows very slowly during cool...

Collards

Planting Collards (Brassica oleracea, Acephala Group) are cool-season plants that should be grown in early spring or fall. They grow best at temperatures of 60 to 65 °F. Like many other cool-season...

Broccoli

Planting Broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Italica Group) is a cool-season vegetable that prefers average temperatures of 65 to 75 F for best growth. Cole crops will “bolt” or produce a...

Leafy Green Basics

 Buying & Storing Greens When selecting greens for cooking, remember they cook down considerably, by one-quarter or more, from their original volume. Wrap fresh greens in damp paper toweling,...

Apple

Only in the counties west and north of the Fall Line or Sandhills region of South Carolina are soil and climatic conditions conducive for good apple (Malus domestica) production. Attempts are being...

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