Category: The Garden Spot

Looking for gardening tips and information? Callen Outen, Consumer Horticulturist for the Dillon County Clemson Extension Service, answers all your questions on various gardening topics in The Garden Spot.

Blackberries

Blackberries are a great addition to your backyard garden. They are easy to grow, produce plentiful fruits that are highly nutritious and very healthy.

Insecticidal Soaps

Insecticidal soaps are a safe, effective and low toxic alternative to the more toxic pesticides used to control many undesirable insects in your garden.

Caladiums

Caladiums are annuals in South Carolina and are native to Central and South America.

Summer Squash

Summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a warm-season crop that can be planted from seed or transplants. In South Carolina, summer squash has two plant

Snails And Slugs

Snails and slugs are soft-bodied animals that can be a real pest in the garden.

Spring Bulbs

Spring bulbs, like daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths, will soon begin to fade, and the foliage of the hardy summer bulbs like cannas, gladiolis, dahlias, and lilies will start to emerge.

Part Two: Managing Weeds In Warm Season Grasses

Weed control in warm season grasses begins with proper management practices.

Managing Weeds: Part One

The most popular warm season turfgrasses grown in South Carolina are Bermuda, Centipede, Zoysia, and St. Augustine.

Turfgrasses

The most popular warm season turfgrasses grown in South Carolina are Bermuda, Centipede, Zoysia, and St. Augustine.

Growing Luffa

Ever heard of Chinese Okra? Maybe you know it better as luffa.