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Category: Home Landscapes

How Many Avocado Varieties do you know? Which one is best for Guacamole?

Avocados originated from tropical America. However, we have three ecological races: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian. Avocado best grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In Florida, commercial growers can be seen in Miami-Dade and Collier… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to grow here in… Read More

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires individuals wishing to purchase or use Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) be properly licensed/certified. States then carry out those plans through approved certification and training plans. Here in Florida that responsibility rests… Read More

Fruit and Fruit Trees in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples, and designing with… Read More

Timmmberrr! … UF experts try to take subjectivity out of tree-falling assessments

In the eye of hurricane season, you need hardy trees that can withstand the strong winds that come with the storms – and which can topple trees. That’s why University of Florida tree scientists Ryan Klein and Andrew… Read More