Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to a business that sells plants, and you’ll see lantanas, coleuses, caladiums and… Read More
A destructive disease known as bacterial spot can ruin tomatoes anywhere it strikes. That’s why University of Florida scientists want to understand how the pathogen that causes the disease spreads and evolves on farms. A couple of quick… Read More
Many gardeners enjoy saving their own seeds for next year’s garden. Learn the basic steps of saving seeds from your favorite tomato selections with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County. View the handout version too.
What are we looking for? Hornworms can consume large portions of your tomato plants overnight, we are more likely to find tobacco hornworms manduca sexta since they are more prevalent in the Gulf Coast States. The tomato hornworm,… Read More
Many summer garden edibles need insects in order to pollinate flowers. Learn about a few flowering plants to add to your garden to attract pollinators In the Backyard Garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
What’s with the name? A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). With Blossom end rot, tomatoes begin to rot while still on the plant, opposite of where the stem is… Read More
Now is a good time to start a small backyard garden. You can choose your favorite vegetables and herbs to grow in our warm season. Learn a starting point with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County In the Backyard… Read More
Get a jump on growing Florida’s favorite fruit at the Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer information and demonstrations on container edibles,… Read More
The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County will be offering a seminar on growing citrus and a seminar on growing tomatoes at the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA) Home Show. And I will provide… Read More