Here in South West Florida gardening during the summertime can have many obstacles. The extreme temperatures make it hard to grow many vegetables but one that strives even in the heat is the okra. If you plan on… Read More
As if we needed another reason to call Florida ‘Special’, what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our… Read More
Learn about okra in summer’s heat and when to harvest for tender fruit with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
In this article, you will find many interesting tidbits to grow a bountiful harvest of summer time okra. Southern characteristics of okra Okra’s (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.) culinary term is vegetable but we eat its edible fruit, the… Read More
During the summers in Florida, many house owners are looking for more ways to get outdoors. Vegetable gardening is a wonderful pass time; however, here in the sunshine state the high temperatures make it difficult to grow all… Read More
The Malvaceae family Most all Floridians are familiar with the large tropical evergreen Hibiscus, Rosa sinenis. It is bright and sunny and totally tropical looking with gorgeous flowers that bloom nearly year round. Vero Beach, in particular, is… Read More
One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug. Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye. The leaf-footed bug attacks many types… Read More