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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

A new grant funding program from the State of Florida launched for tree establishment

This article was written by Maxine Hunter, she is the Urban Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County. A new grant funding program from the State of Florida will launched  Friday, September 3, 2021. The Sequestering Carbon… Read More

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place includes: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) •… Read More

The Solutions at Your Fingertips

The Growing County and Extension What adventure will you get into today? Due to Nassau County’s diverse environments, you could enjoy a morning stroll along the beach followed by an afternoon paddling the St Mary’s River. Or, you… Read More

Plant Stressors: 10 Ways You Unknowingly Stress Your Plants

Plant Stressors Plants can help us overcome stress in a variety of ways, but did you realize your plant can exhibit stress symptoms as well.  A stressed plant is more susceptible to insect and disease problems.  Here are… Read More

AUGUST What to Plant? What to Do?

The hottest days of the summer are here and you might be thinking, “There is no way something could survive this heat!”. You might also be wondering “What can I do in my landscape?” Well, you are correct… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener August 2021

In August’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener, the issue includes information about Florida Gardening for New Residents, Garden Myths Vol. 1,  and the August Plant of the Month: Thryallis. You can access the full newsletter, here, or read on… Read More

Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH

FloridaAsk Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer July and August in North Florida are typically extremely hot and humid.  Many spring-blooming shrubs have finished and are now resting.  Even those of us that are native Floridians begin to whither… Read More

Papaya consumer popularity prompts UF/IFAS trial for commercial expansion

Highlights: Papaya is an attractive fruit-bearing addition to homeowner landscapes, a key ingredient in savory dishes, and a delicious dessert fruit when picked ripe. South Florida’s climate provides a suitable year-round environment for commercial growers, who currently favor… Read More

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure of… Read More