Coming from the Northeast, I used to understand how seasons and cold weather worked in the garden. In the fall it got colder, leaves dropped, and most of the plants just stopped growing and winter blooming was very… Read More
Master Gardener Joy Derksen shares some cool weather gardening tips in the November/ December issue of the Master Gardening Bench. Read this month’s gardening newsletter, or view previous issues here: https://bit.ly/2DOMBq9 Cold Tolerant Selections Gardening chores? Of course! … Read More
When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom… Read More
In 2018 Florida farmers planted over 115, 000 acres of cotton with over 5,000 acres in the Suwannee Valley area. Cotton production has a long history in our area and we are seeing renewed interest in this crop…. Read More
August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season. But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More
People aren’t the only ones who leave colder climates for the sunshine state. Look for these birds migrating to Florida this winter!
Just as our diets change with the seasons, so do the diets of grazing cattle and other livestock. In the spring and summer, these animals munch on perennial grasses, but in the fall and winter these grasses go… Read More
Even though cold weather can easily ruin a garden, growing cold-hardy plants can keep a garden healthy through the winter. Annuals Once your summer annuals start to fade, replace them with flowers that can withstand freezing temperatures. Examples… Read More
Have you considered how winter months can present their own specific safety considerations throughout the home? Learn how to protect yourself and your family by minimizing the risk of fires and other hazards. Heating the Home Fireplaces At the… Read More
Don’t let winter’s cold weather freeze your conservation-friendly habits; use the following tips to stay sustainable.