Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Beat the Heat With a Self-Watering Container Garden

Spring is in the air, and that means temperatures are warming up and tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops will soon be your preferred attire. Once those highs are steadily in the 80s and 90s, any outdoor activity will become… Read More

Celebrating Blueberries at the Volusia County Farmer’s Market

In April, the UF/IFAS Extension Commercial Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Family Nutrition Program agents and staff teamed up to deliver a joint event serving hundreds of Volusia County residents at the Deland Farmers Market. Commercial Horticulture Agent, Karen… Read More

Plans on the way for 2nd Garden Festival

Let it Grow The Highlands County Master Gardeners took a leap of faith last year and it paid off. The annual plant sale became a Garden Festival. Their theme, “Let it Grow” described the process to a Tee…. Read More

EXPLORING LOCAL CUISINE FROM THE ROOTS UP: A FOOD SYSTEMS APPROACH TO FIGHTING FAKE NEWS Moffis*, B.1, Mann*, M.1, Wilchcombe, M.1, Popenoe, J.1, Singleton, L. 2

1. Extension Agents, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 2. Extension Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, New Hanover County, Wilmington, NC 28403 Most U.S. citizens are removed from direct involvement with agriculture and may hold misconceptions… Read More

First Plant Clinic for 2019 & Antique Rose Seminar

If you need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and/or are interested in learning about old garden roses, we have two upcoming events for you. The Plant Clinic will be held Friday, April 12 from 9… Read More

Master Gardener 2019 Plant Sale Turnout

Planning and Preparing Saturday, April 6, 2019, we hosted our 5th annual Spring Plant Sale.  Planning for our group began last fall, with many of us dividing perennials, planting seeds, and rooting cuttings during the winter months.  The… Read More

New Washington County Master Gardener Training beginning Thursday May 30th 2019 9:00am-12:00pm

New Washington County Master Gardener Training beginning Thursday May 30th 2019 9:00am-12:00pm Do you like to learn about plants, growing things and gardening? Are you willing to participate in an intensive training program? Do you like working with… Read More

Honey Bees, are in the air!

The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It’s that time of year when the bees are busy making honey. Because Highlands County produces so much citrus and citrus produces a heavy nectar flow, the… Read More