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Category: Vegetables

Broccoli

Planting Broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Italica Group) is a cool-season vegetable that can easily be grown in the home garden. The crop prefers average temperatures of 65 to 75 F and is best grown in...

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...

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...

Making Luffa Soap

Soak luffas in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach until clean. Slice whole luffas into rounds approximately 1 – 1 ½ inches thick. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut melt and pour soap...

Pepper

Planting Peppers (Capsicum annuum) are warm-season plants that grow best at temperatures of 70 to 85 °F during the day and 60 to 70 °F during the night. Peppers generally require a long growing...

Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a hardy, cool-season crop that can be planted in early spring or fall throughout South Carolina. It can survive temperatures of 20 °F without injury, making it an...

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