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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...

Starting Seeds Indoors

Growing vegetable transplants from seed is a relatively easy task that can provide many benefits to gardeners. The benefits of growing transplants include a unique choice of cultivars, control over...

Harvesting Vegetables

A major reason for growing vegetables at home is to produce crops of a higher eating quality than may be otherwise available. For shipping and storage reasons, many commercially-grown vegetables are...

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