Crisp, Cool, and Creative: Celebrating National Day with Family Fun
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by Faith C Isreal
41m ago
National Cucumber Day is a unique celebration that brings a refreshing twist to our calendars every June 14th. This day is not just about enjoying cucumbers in their natural, crunchy form but also about exploring the creative avenues this versatile vegetable offers. Families can turn this day into a fun, engaging, and delicious adventure, strengthening […] The post Crisp, Cool, and Creative: Celebrating National Day with Family Fun appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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Question of the Week – Pecan Leaf Phylloxera
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by Rob Last
41m ago
What caused the galls to form on this pecan leaf? These galls were caused by an insect called the pecan leaf phylloxera (Phylloxera notabilis). These are tiny aphid-like insects that feed on immature pecan tree foliage. Due to their size, the insects themselves are rarely seen. The feeding damage causes rapid growth of the affected […] The post Question of the Week – Pecan Leaf Phylloxera appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report – June 10, 2024
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by Phillip Carnley
41m ago
Finally, a little rain fell around the state, though things remain fairly dry overall. Disease and insect pests are becoming more common as tomatoes, cucurbits, and sweet corn come to harvest. See details below. Check out the latest episode of the SC Grower Exchange Podcast. Don’t forget to look at our Resources tab for links […] The post SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report – June 10, 2024 appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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Leftover Makeover
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by Julianna Lyle
3d ago
Why Should I Transform My Leftovers? Maximizing leftovers not only saves you time in the kitchen but also saves you money on your grocery bill and reduces food waste. By utilizing your leftovers to make a new meal, you can get the most bang for your buck and turn a previously used ingredient into a […] The post Leftover Makeover appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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Cicadas Have Left Their Mark
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by Paul Thompson
3d ago
Do not be surprised to start seeing evidence of the periodic cicada invasion. Females damage small branches by their egg-laying activities. They use their ovipositor to cut slits through the bark and lay eggs. Heavy egg-laying can damage the branches enough to cause them to die back. The branch “flagging” can be alarming, but the […] The post Cicadas Have Left Their Mark appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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June 10 Week 2 Garden Photos
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by Barbara H. Smith
3d ago
Hydrangeas are the stars of a summer garden. The post June 10 Week 2 Garden Photos appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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What Not to Plant – Horsetail
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by Ginger Elizabeth Long
6d ago
Have you ever planted something in your garden and years later regretted it? There are several plants in my garden that fit that bill. One such plant is horsetail or scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale). Over the years, it has spread rapidly in a shady, wet garden area and now it pops up in my lawn. […] The post What Not to Plant – Horsetail appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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Question of the Week – Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
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by Justin Ballew
6d ago
What is munching on this dill? This caterpillar is the larval form of the Eastern black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes asterius). This is a beautiful species of butterfly that is common in the Southeast. Host plants for black swallowtails include members of the carrot family (Apiaceae), such as dill, parsley, celery, and fennel, as well as […] The post Question of the Week – Black Swallowtail Caterpillar appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report – June 3, 2024
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by Lacy Barnette
1w ago
As the weather continues to warm up, strawberry harvest wraps up, tomatoes and peppers are coming on strong, and cucurbit harvest is beginning. Read more details below. Keep an eye on the Upcoming Events tab periodically so you don’t miss anything. Also, check out the latest episode of the SC Grower Exchange Podcast below. Don’t […] The post SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report – June 3, 2024 appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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June Week 3 Garden Photos
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by Barbara H. Smith
1w ago
The South Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents (SCACAA) recently held its annual meeting in the beautiful town of Beaufort, SC. The post June Week 3 Garden Photos appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center ..read more
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