Gardening In The Lowcountry

Tired of the cold weather? Itching to get out in your garden? Anthony Keinath, professor of plant pathology at the Clemson Coastal Research & Education Center in Charleston, wrote an interesting article in The Post & Courier about gardening in the Lowcountry. The article is directed to newcomers, but it is full of helpful advice to those of us who have lived here for a while.

He explains that the Lowcountry has four gardening seasons, but they don’t align with the position of the sun (the spring and fall equinoxes).

  • Winter in the Lowcountry garden is January and February
  • Spring in the Lowcountry garden is March and April
  • Summer in the Lowcountry garden lasts from May through September
  • Fall in the Lowcountry garden is October to December.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

Gardening information for South Carolina is also available from the Clemson Home Garden Information Center.

-Tidelines Editors

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