Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Pumpkins are the Stars of Autumn

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Now that it is finally starting to feel like autumn here in north Florida, I have begun to see more and more fall-themed decorations. While the leaves… Read More

The Luffa Gourd – Luffa Cylindrica

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the pleasures of winter time is looking at garden and seed catalogs and planning for the spring garden.  A vegetable that caught my eye last year was the luffa gourd. … Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

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July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale April 6, 2019

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Herbs and Vegetable Plants This spring we will have several different herbs and vegetables for sale.  Plants have been propagated from seeds or cuttings from Master Gardeners’ right here in our area.  Plants are suited to our local… Read More

Wild plums are blooming; sparkleberry will soon

Being refined can be a desirable quality.  It reflects a process in which the best possible features have been distilled and are on display. With this refining process there are traits which are curbed, and sometimes lost forever. … Read More

In The Garden February 2019

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A Gardener’s Perspective February may be the shortest month of the year, but from a gardener’s perspective there is plenty to do. So far the weather has been mild during this late winter month, like it has been… Read More

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

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Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the foliage changes as… Read More

FREE Copy of the “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” Magazine

20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers

Create Your Own Wildflower Oasis For The Pollinators     UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office invites you to pick up a FREE copy, (2 per household) of the beautiful full color  “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” magazine produced by Florida Wildflower Foundation. 22… Read More

September Gardens 9-13-2018

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By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences… Read More