Lemongrass is an easy herb to grow in the North Florida Garden. Learn the basics of plant care and ideas for use in the kitchen with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
Category: Fruits & Vegetables
As if we needed another reason to call Florida ‘Special’, what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our… Read More
In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the… Read More
In mid-July I visited the home one of Jackson County’s veteran Master Gardeners, Les Furr. Together we created two videos that share successful gardening ideas from Les’ property. He has a number of fruit trees, and planted annual… Read More
There are several potential causes of loss of liquid from the jars. Lowering pressure in canner suddenly after the processing period. Make sure you are not forcing the pressure down by placing the canner in a draft, under… Read More
In recent months, there has been increased interest in gardening and growing food. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s growing seasons align well with the school year, and Sarasota County abounds with school gardens. Join us Friday for a day of… Read More
If you look at the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide you will see that southern peas are one of the heat tolerant vegetables that can be planted in June, July, and August. Black eyed peas are one type of southern… Read More
Learn about okra in summer’s heat and when to harvest for tender fruit with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
It seems like simpler times when I was hosting Gardeners Hotline television show (WDSC–PBS) featuring the citrus grower, Bruce Crump (past owner of Vo-LaSalle Farms) on growing citrus in Volusia County. Citrus greening was beginning to play havoc… Read More
The Curious Case of the Chaya by Norma Kisida, Master Gardener Volunteer 2012 Not long ago, I went with a group of Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers for a tour of ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) located… Read More