Category: The Home Gardener

Looking for gardening tips and information? Various gardening experts offer advice. This also includes The Garden Spot columns by Callen Outen, former Horticulturist for Clemson Extension.

Enjoy Apples Now And For Months To Come

We’ve all heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But did you know an apple before grocery shopping means you will buy more fruits and vegetables?

Create Your Own Garden Soil

Fall is filled with preparing gardens for the following season, raking leaves, and harvesting.

Cutting and Enjoying Fall Perennial Flowers

Bring a bit of your fall garden indoors. Many of your fall flowering perennials make great cut flowers to enjoy in arrangements for your home and bouquets to share with others.

Pollinators In Mind

No matter where you live, investing time caring for your landscape now will pay off with a healthier, more beautiful landscape next spring and for years to come.

Brighten Your Fall Landscape With Mums

Mums are a favorite fall flower that adds weeks of seasonal color to containers, gardens and fall displays.

Daffodils with a Difference

There are so many reasons to love daffodils. These spring-blooming bulbs aren’t fussy about where they are planted. They come back to bloom again year after year and are not bothered by deer, rabbits, or other garden pests.

Tomato Troubles

Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden.

Planting A Winter Cover Crop

Get your garden to work over winter by planting a cover crop this fall. Covering the soil with plants that are turned into the soil or smothered and allowed to decompose in spring provides many benefits.

Preventing and Managing Powdery Mildew in the Garden

Don’t panic when you find a powdery white substance covering the leaves of some of your flowers, vegetables, and shrubs. This is a good clue that your plants are infected with the fungal disease, powdery mildew.

Carrots: A Healthy Snack You Can Grow

Nutritious and flavorful carrots make the perfect snack and addition to salads, stir-fries, soups, and stews.