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Healthy Tips – Tomatoes

Did you know? The tomato is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish and Italian food. Despite...

Crimson Red Clover

One of my favorite August gardening joys is sowing crimson red clover (Trifolium incarnatum) seeds up and down my driveway. I look forward to the bright crimson red flower show in the spring. Late...

Healthy Tips – Squash

Did you know? Squash is native to the Americas; remains have been found in Central America and Mexico dating back as far as 7000 BC. Yellow varieties of squash provide numerous health benefits; high...

South Carolina Apples

The Upstate is one of the few places in South Carolina with the right climate and soil conditions to grow productive apples trees. While the actual trees can be grown in most any part of the state,...

Tromboncino Squash

Like most home vegetable gardeners, I have fought squash vine borers for years. These frustrating pests of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) often knock out yellow squash and zucchini in my Upstate...

Healthy Tip – Silver Queen Corn

Did you know? Silver Queen Corn is a favorite; the 8-inch tapered ears fill to the tip with 14-16 rows of tender, sweet white kernels with excellent flavor. Kernels contain moderate degrees of sugar...

July Week 5 Garden photos

“Nature always wears the colours of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ Pinky Winky Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky') with Eastern Swallowtail Butterfiles Barbara H....

Fall Webworm Management

There are two web-spinning caterpillars in our region, the eastern tent caterpillar and the fall webworm. The placement of the webbing on the tree will help identify which caterpillar is present....

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