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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

The Luffa Gourd – Luffa Cylindrica

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the pleasures of winter time is looking at garden and seed catalogs and planning for the spring garden.  A vegetable that caught my eye last year was the luffa gourd. … Read More

The Luffa Gourd – Luffa Cylindrica

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the pleasures of winter time is looking at garden and seed catalogs and planning for the spring garden.  A vegetable that caught my eye last year was the luffa gourd. … Read More

It’s Time to Plant Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Although temperatures remain hot, the day length is growing notably shorter and soon temperatures will begin to cool to a point that will allow outdoor activities again.  It is time to begin to think about Florida’s second gardening… Read More

A Glimpse at Emergency Operations Center with UF/IFAS Extension Agent

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — As weather experts reported of Hurricane Dorian’s forecasting challenges, emergency operation centers (EOC) in the path of the storm started assembling earlier than usual. While you may think all the action taking place at… Read More

Seven Gardening Hacks for 2019

From apples to figs, beans to zinnia, gardeners in North Florida face a number of challenges. Join us [no soil required] as we dig into the science of gardening in sandy soils.  Meeting 2-3:30 pm. Friday; September 20,… Read More

Backyard Food Forest

Have you ever considered transforming your home landscape into a lush, thriving, food-producing system? Though it may seem like an impossible task, the design and creation of a backyard food forest is certainly possible. Our warm climate and… Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More

Vegetable Gardens as an Addition to Your Landscape

Governor DeSantis approved Senate Bill 82 regarding residential vegetable gardens. This law is in effect as of July 1, 2019 and prohibits county, municipality or other political subdivisions from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties. As per terms… Read More