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Tag: Master Gardener

Planning your Spring Vegetable Garden

Even though it is still the winter season in central Florida, it is time to think about what vegetables you will plant, grow, and harvest this spring.  Spring gardening in central Florida starts when the threat of frost… Read More

Soil has many names, just not the “D-word”

For all my years in the classroom, I never let students say the “d-word” when discussing soil science.  In some instances, we had a “d-word” swear collection jar of a quarter when you used the term and even… Read More

Protecting Biscayne Bay: There are so many ways you can make a difference.

Greetings Everyone, Let me give you a little background on one era of my life, back to when I lived for the weekend and opportunities to escape to the water. In my twenties, I raced sailboats in the… Read More

Saving up for the holidays

Throughout the year, I collect pinecones, acorns, grasses, and seedpods in my yard and on hikes (where permitted).  However, in the fall I really step up my activity.  Mother nature is drying some of them for me this… Read More

Dig In! Gardening Course starts January 2021

Growing a Green Thumb! Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Thursdays, January 28 – March 25, 9 am – Noon, in… Read More

Dig In! Gardening Course starts January 2021

Growing a Green Thumb! Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Thursdays, January 28 – March 25, 9 am – Noon, in… Read More

Mr. Shepard “Shep” Eubanks, We will miss you……

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Bees and Wasps: What to know and when to be concerned

There has been a lot of publicity surrounding the Asian giant hornet in the United States, but as of today, the hornets (Vespa mandarinia) have only been found in Washington state. Of course, insects can be transported across… Read More

Mustard Spinach (Brassica rapa subsp. Nipposinica)

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the first things that we plant in our fall garden is a mild, heat resistant green called mustard spinach, also known as tendergreen mustard or komatsuna.  Mustard spinach is a… Read More