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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Polyethylene film to hold moss in place.Air Layering
Air layering is a propagation technique. A piece of the original plant is wounded and remains attached to the parent plant as the new plant develops. It can be done any time of year, but works best if done while plants are actively growing. (continue)

To maintain a healthy citrus tree, such as this orange tree (Citrus x sinensis), one must be observant of insect pests that injure the foliage, twigs, and fruit and treat the pest problem accordingly.HGIC 2221 Citrus Insects & Related Pests
A number of different insects and mites are common pests of citrus trees grown in South Carolina. Citrus pests identified by the Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic over the last few years have included various armored and soft scale insects, mites, whiteflies, leafminers, mealybugs, and aphids. The most problematic pests for containerized citrus grown indoors over the winter are spider mites and mealybugs. (continue)

A Charcuterie board with an assortment of foods carefully paired and styled up.Charcuterie Board
A Charcuterie board is an assortment of foods that when carefully paired and styled up on a serving board make a beautiful and delicious appetizer. Charcuterie boards have been on the menus of high-end restaurants for ages but have become very hipster in the last few years. (continue)

Blueberry jamHGIC 3180 Basics of Jelly Making
How to make jellies, jams, conserves, preserves and marmalades. (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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