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Debunking Internet Health Claims

It seems like every day there is a new “cure-all” supplement pill or home-remedy popping up on social media. They claim to cure ailments, improve health and fight disease. With a recent flood of new...

Earth-Kind® Roses

Q: Are there any low maintenance roses I can plant in my landscape? If you desire a low maintenance rose bush, look to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service list of Earth-Kind® Roses. Roses cultivars...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “super foods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out...

Managing Mistletoe

Now that the oaks have shed their leaves, look for the green azalea-sized clusters of mistletoes (Phoradendron serotinum) nestled comfortably in the bare branches. This half-parasitic plant has been...

Winter Interest in the Landscape

Does your winter landscape make you want to hibernate until spring? If planned properly, a garden in the winter can provide interest and chase away the winter blues. Many woody and herbaceous...

Cooking the Holiday Turkey

There are at least 3 tasty options for cooking your holiday turkey: roasting, smoking, or frying. Before cooking your turkey, it is highly recommended to make sure it is completely defrosted. This...

Reducing Winter Damage in Turfgrass

Turfgrass management in the Carolinas can be quite challenging. During the growing season, many homeowners will have to manage turf through periods of excessive rainfall followed by periods of...

What To Do With All Those Greens?

There are collard greens ready for picking all over South Carolina. Maybe you are harvesting your own greens or maybe you are buying them form local roadside stands. Regardless of how you are...

Kimchi – An Introduction

Kimchi is a fermented cabbage dish and staple in the Korean diet. Its most common preparation involves fermenting cabbage, radishes and sometimes cucumbers and then adding spices. Kimchi is quickly...

Bicarbonates & Limescale

High bicarbonates (HCO3−) are anions (negatively charged ions) found in many of our freshwater sources in South Carolina, especially in deep water wells. In the presence of calcium (Ca2+) or...

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