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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....

Healthy Tip – Cucumbers

Did you know? The cucumber is originally from South Asia, but now grows on most continents. It is high in beneficial nutrients, plant compounds, and antioxidants beneficial to health. Cucumbers are...

Nature-Based Activities for Children

Summer at the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) that is a fun time filled with summer camps and children laughing and learning. Below are some of the simple, low cost ideas we used in our...

Weed of The Month – Virginia Creeper

Virginia creeper is a native North American, deciduous vine, which can easily climb 30 feet or higher. Its tendrils end in oval shaped disks that adhere to surfaces and can damage stucco, the mortar...

Making Sauerkraut

What do sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso, and yogurt have in common? They are all fermented foods. Fermenting has been around for thousands of years and is the method of preparation for a variety...

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