Category: Fruits & Vegetables

2019 Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – February 5th

The 2019 Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, squash, and cucumbers. A few installments will be refreshing growers about pesticide handling and safety. New cucurbit variety trial results will… Read More

Highlands County Master Gardener class starting January 26th

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class begins. The classes are every Wednesday after opening day until the last Wednesday in March…. Read More

Agriculture tours make for a great day to see the Real Florida

Florida Agriculture When you think of Florida, you may think of citrus. In Highlands County we live among the many orange groves. We are the 3-4th largest citrus producing county in the state, depending on the year. We… Read More

Winter Pruning

January: Perfect for Pruning What a lovely start to 2019!  Even with the rain, the temperatures have been ideal for winter gardening.  Cleaning up the landscape is a good winter chore, with raking and mulching flower and ornamental… Read More

February 5: Get the Scoop on Raised Bed Gardening

One of the biggest obstacles a vegetable gardener faces is how to supply crops with healthy soil that can support crop growth all season long. Many native soils in Florida are stripped of imperative nutrients that crops need… Read More

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes.

A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don’t understand Florida’s vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels out of state… Read More