Tag: garden

Rainy Day Activities for Families at Home in the Summer

Summer is here!  When many of us think of summer, we picture lazy and long sunny days at the lake or beach.  In Florida, the warm sunny days of summer also bring afternoon thunderstorms, as well as tropical… Read More

Assassin Bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

Bugs in the March Garden

Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers are hatching early this year. You may notice them coming out of the ground in mass. At this growth stage they are black with a yellow or orange stripe down their back. They will eat… Read More

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More

Anti-freeze Run The Engines of Agriculture

Prep Work for Season Wind-down The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager who is responsible for… Read More