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Harvesting Pecans

Harvesting pecans can be a tedious task, but with these tips, homeowners can ease the burden and keep more delicious pecans for their own consumption. When the nuts fall to the ground, one must...

Jamming at the Bloomsbury Inn

September 22nd I was honored to be a judge at the seventh Bloomsbury Jam-Off in historic Camden, SC held at the Bloomsbury Inn. I was accompanied by two judges, and we worked gingerly to narrow the...

October Week 1 Garden Photos

Silver City, New Mexico~Interesting plants, critters, and architecture. Cow's Tongue Cactus (Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis) Barbara H. Smith, ©2019 HGIC, Clemson Extension Tarantula Barbara...

Late Season Blueberry Plants Management

After the blueberry harvest is over in the home berry patch, we often neglect late season care for our plants. Consistent care over the entire growing season will improve the chances of a good crop...

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

The hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA, is a small invasive insect that is killing eastern and Carolina hemlock trees in eastern North America. This article will cover the biology of this pest, the...

Healthy Tips – Carrots

Did you know? Carrots are not always orange and can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow. Carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially. Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp...

Weed of the Month: Crabgrass

It’s late summer and crabgrass weeds have invaded some lawns. Unfortunately, crabgrass is very difficult to control with most herbicides once it develops a few tillers or branches. There are several...

Fall Webworms

HGIC is receiving numerous calls about “spider-looking” webs on the ends of tree branches. The culprits are fall webworms (Hyphantria cunea). The webs are filled with 1 inch long caterpillars with a...

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