A home garden is great, but what do you do with all those vegetables that you harvest? How can you make those vegetables last all winter long? Freezing vegetables is a great way to save money and… Read More
It was February 13, 2017 and the temperature was 74°F… 74! It has been one strange winter. The azaleas in my yard have already bloomed, friends of mine have seen butterflies already forming chrysalis, and I have already… Read More
4H youth assist an IFAS Extension agent in planting a tree. July 2008 IFAS Extension Calendar Photo. 4H children planting a small tree. 4H Club, youth groups, planting. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham. Florida has celebrated Arbor Day… Read More
Christmas trees can provide benefits to wildlife long after they have served as holiday decoration indoors. Credits: IFAS photo database. Americans purchased approximately 30 million live Christmas trees last year. If you plan to have a live tree this winter,… 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.
As Floridians we often struggle to find any upside to these cold, gray days we’ve been experiencing past few months. As “unfloridian” as our winters can be they pale in comparison to those endured by the more northern… Read More