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How do I attract the “good bugs?”

Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check out this previous… Read More

The end is near…

Monarda punctata flower with bumble bee

  Whether you call it Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint, or Monarda punctata, the blooming of this native wildflower is a reliable signal that the end* is near. (*…of summer) Each year, as children are heading back to school,… Read More

Time to Prep for Spring Vegetable Gardening!

Did you know that you can grow vegetables year round in Florida? The trick is knowing that summer really isn’t a good time for most veggies. A few, like sweet potatoes and okra, do well in the summer… Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Guidance from Farm to Table and Home

The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office, located in Dade City, offers a large variety of free healthy lifestyle and eating classes of which you may not have heard. Some of the programming includes the Family Nutrition… Read More

Monoecious vs Dioecious: Self-Pollinating vs Cross-Pollinating Plants

When starting a vegetable garden or even orchard, you may wonder if you need two or more plants of a certain variety to cross-pollinate each other or if you can get away with just one. This will depend… Read More

New Community Gardens Arriving in East Pasco County – Get Your Own Free Plot to Garden!

In the upcoming months, two new community gardens will be erected in East Pasco County by the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office, through their Community Gardens Program and with the help of gracious partners like the City of… Read More