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
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.
Learn a little about cantaloupe that is growing in the late spring garden. Beth Bolles with UF IFAS Extension in Escambia County shares experience from her backyard garden.
Are you looking for information on growing vegetables in Florida? We have gathered all of the UF/IFAS fact sheets and websites for you. Vegetables from A-Z (get information on specific vegetables) Starting the Garden Using Seeds Starting the… Read More
When flu season comes around, we hear of everyone stocking up on vitamin C and multivitamins to “boost” the immune system. In reality, our immune system is strongest when we eat a variety of foods throughout the year…. Read More
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands, and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative sources of nutrition,… Read More
During these unusual times, the Gardening in the Panhandle Team has been working to bring you quality remote content through this online newsletter. In that vein, we have developed some new educational programming for our loyal readers. We… Read More
Healthy and happy gardening While many of you are confined to your homes, you may have found escape outdoors to your garden. Whether harvesting fruits of your labor or just making your yard and surroundings beautiful with plants,… Read More
Compost Happens! Compost is the result of natural decomposition of organic matter. Take a walk in the woods and turn over a pile of leaves. That dark “earthy” material that has no unpleasant smell and doesn’t look anything… Read More
When growing sweet corn, many home gardeners have similar questions. Can I plant one long row at the back of my garden to prevent shading other veggies? How much fertilizer do the plants need? Do the suckers need… Read More