Making It Grow

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Amanda McNulty of Clemson University’s Extension Service and host of ETV’s six-time Emmy Award-winning show, Making It Grow, offers gardening tips and techniques.

The cause of "fairy rings" on lawns.

Amanda McNulty tells us what's happening tonight on Making It Grow! on South Carolina ETV.

The USDA's Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the American Horticulture Society's Plant Heat Zone Map will help you make the best choice of plants for your garden.

  Hickory Trees in the Fall

South Carolina ETV Radio and Clemson University have announced that the noontime radio magazine Your Day will end production November 13th, 2014 after fourteen years. Your Day, a radio magazine produced as a public service of Clemson University Broadcast Productions, provided programming in the public radio tradition, but with a South Carolina flavor.  It was broadcast over the stations of the ETV Radio network.

Fun Facts About Persimmons

Types of Persimmon Trees

Tonight on Making It Grow!

Native Persimmon Trees Beautiful in the Fall

Candlestick plant or Senna alata

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow! Former Extension Agent Morgan Sass, now with Ag South, was talking about how to store her bumper crop of sweet potatoes which  need to stay above 55 degrees – but a heated house is too hot. I called   Making It Grow regular Tony Melton and this is what he said. . Put  three inches of pine straw on the ground. Place a single layer of sweet potatoes on top, not letting them touch. Put another   three inches of straw over that and repeat the process over and over.,  .

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow! Extension Agent Mark Arena is now our pecan specialist. He was kind enough to make the trip to Sumter for a  recent Making it Grow segment. He gave us the sad news that homeowners can expect a good harvest from their backyard trees about every seven years. These trees will drop leaves and nuts when they’re experiencing harsh growing conditions from drought, disease, or insect pressure.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow! Another member of the bean family that also gets called “locust” in its common name is Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia. Like honey locust, it has compound leaves and is armed but with small prickles that are less dangerous than thorns on honey locust trees. Black locust is strikingly beautiful in flower as it looks like a white wistaria with drooping clusters of white fragrant blossoms.   This tree is very adaptable – Dr.

Honey Locust Tree varieties can be great additions to your landscape.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Get those pumpkin pies baked early so you can enjoy dessert while watching ETV’s own Gardening show – Making It Grow at 7 tonight. Retired Extension Agent Carlin Munnerlyn, brings her expertise on the plant kingdom and reminds us, as a breast cancer survivor, to be proactive in a facing this disease. Our bug gal, Agent Vicky Bertagnolli, is bringing Shannon Unger, of USC Aiken’s Science Center, to the show with some Halloween critters – snakes and owls!