Tag: November

Selecting a Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are available from a variety of sources, such as garden centers, nurseries, local retail lots and, choose-and-cut tree farms. Tips on how to select a fresh tree, as well as...

Growing Perennials

Herbaceous perennials generally live for three or more seasons, but usually the tops die back to the ground each fall. The crown and roots of the plant resume growth in spring. A few perennials are...

How to take a soil sample

Why test? A soil test provides fertilizer and lime recommendations, if needed. How do I take a sample? After all, the results are only as good as the sample. Collect 8-10 samples from the surface to...

Winter Interest in the Landscape

Does your winter landscape make you want to hibernate until spring? If planned properly, a garden in the winter can provide interest and chase away the winter blues. Many woody and herbaceous...

Poinsettia

The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is the most popular flowering plant sold in the United States with more than 70 million sold nationwide each year. When South Carolinian Joel R. Poinsett (1779...

Holiday Meats—Not Just Turkey!

No doubt about it, holiday time is turkey time. In 2013 South Carolina was listed number 8 in the US for turkey production. Nearly 12 million turkeys were produced, 30 percent of which were served...

How to Cook Turkey

Food safety is important when cooking a turkey. Improperly cooked turkey could make your family sick. Thawing a Turkey Three ways are safe—in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30...

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