Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Strawberry Planting Dates and Establishment Practices for Central Florida

Strawberries on plant

Florida strawberries are grown as annuals started from northern-sourced cold-treated young plants set out in September and October. Bare-root plants with their leaves retained yield earlier than plants with leaves removed. However, frequent irrigation (8-14 hours/day for the… Read More

Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale / May 11, 2019

Echinacea

Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. until Noon.  These are all plants started and nurtured by our Master Gardeners in their greenhouse and propagation grounds.  We will have native… Read More

Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

Panorama view of Italian farm

By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More

Summer is Time to Solarize Your Garden

Solarizing

By solarizing your vegetable garden, you can kill weed seeds and pests in the soil, including nematodes, (tiny worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots) without using chemicals. Basically, you will be covering your garden with clear plastic… Read More