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Making It Grow Radio Minute
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Hello, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Bitter sneezeweed is a wide spread native plant. Staying with sneezing, there are lots of ideas about that. Like if you sneeze with your eyes open your eyeballs will pop out. The number of times you sneeze is also considered significant, what time of day, and what day of the week. Here is a children’s rhyme “One for sorrow, two for joy. Three for a letter. Four for a boy. Five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told. And here’re some more: sneeze on Thursday, something better. Sneeze on a Friday, sneeze for tomorrow. Sneeze on a Saturday, see your sweetheart tomorrow. And if evil spirits left your body gave rise to “God Bless” you to protect you and others from those threatening personas circling around.

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Amanda McNulty is a Clemson University Extension Horticulture agent and the host of South Carolina ETV’s Making It Grow! gardening program. She studied horticulture at Clemson University as a non-traditional student. “I’m so fortunate that my early attempts at getting a degree got side tracked as I’m a lot better at getting dirty in the garden than practicing diplomacy!” McNulty also studied at South Carolina State University and earned a graduate degree in teaching there.