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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Oct 2020 MGV Linda Clemens feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

Extending Bloom Time

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some color during this… Read More

Foodscaping: Landscape Design with an Edible Twist

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Did you ever want to grow something for the dinner table in your yard, but said I don’t have the space, or I don’t have the time, or it seems like a lot of hard work or even… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook – Prepare for Natural Disasters

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Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image below for the printable 133p manual. Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image above for the printable 133p manual. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized… Read More

Peanut Butter is a Healthy Snack

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most versatile, nutritious, and shelf-stable foods out there is peanut butter.  Thought to be first invented by the Inca in ancient times, a version… Read More

2020 Peanut Butter Challenge Begins October 1

Since the coronavirus disrupted normal routines with school and workplace closures in March, area food pantry efforts across the Big Bend have seen increased traffic. In Wakulla, addressing food insecurity and hunger is a community effort. With support… Read More

4-H Chicken Club is Back!

Chicken Club is back! Our poultry program is so popular that we are offering multiple options to participate. We will also have a virtual meeting – those meetings will begin in October. This year, our club will be… Read More

FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China

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All information provided by Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   PHOTOS: Photos of seed packages received by Floridians can be found here. Photo credit:… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Sept 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants that were historically… Read More