Home & Garden Information Center

The Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health. 1-888-656-9988 (SC residents only, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M - F)

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& Indoor Plants

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& Other Problems

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Salt Tolerant Plants for the South Carolina Coast Salt exposure is just one of the many environmental factors that makes coastal landscaping challenging. Selecting plants that are tolerant to salt exposure will increase ... (continue)


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Incorporating Beneficials Into the Gardeners Toolkit – Many insects are present in home gardens and landscapes. Groups like butterflies and moths catch the eye on a regular basis and tend to dazzle us with beauty and grace. ... (continue)

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Choose the Right Canner for Home Canning - Many myths exist about safe ways to can foods. The reality is that food must be processed using the right equipment and the right recipes to ensure safety. ... (continue)

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Organic Labeling of Food – It seems like there are foods with organic labels on almost every isle of the grocery store. And not only are organic labels abundant but they vary from food to food. ... (continue)

Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events
Better Process Control School (BPCS) - The Better Process Control School is a 2-4 day school designed for manufacturers of shelf stable, acidified and low acid foods.
When: July 25-28, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Greenville County Extension Office 301 University Ridge Suite 400 Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Price: $600 for Acidified Foods (Tuesday & Wednesday) $950 for Low Acid Canned Foods (Tuesday-Friday)... (continue)

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The HGIC staff of horticulture Extension agents and food safety specialists are available to answer questions via their toll-free number, 1-888-656-9988 (South Carolina residents only), between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. South Carolina residents can also email HGIC@clemson.edu for questions answered by our agents. Please include in which county you live, for us to better answer your questions. Non-residents of South Carolina can locate their local County Extension Office here.



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