Tag: growing

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Thread-Waisted Wasp

Thread-Waisted Wasp

  Saints and Sinners The generalized reputation of any group is always suspect because the actions of a few members can tint or taint the collective perception of all members.  Any assemblage has its saints and sinners, but… Read More

Farm Bureau Camp Scholarship

One of Three Scholarships What could be more fun than a week at 4-H Camp Timpoochee? How about winning one of three $100 scholarships provided by the Florida Farm Bureau’s Wakulla County board of directors. 4-H Camp Timpoochee… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

Training Requirement

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

April Gardening Tips

by Les Harrison At last it looks like the winter of 2018 has finished, at least in north Florida.  The storm systems which are still heaping snow and ice on the northern tier states are producing April showers… Read More

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More

Anti-freeze Run The Engines of Agriculture

Prep Work for Season Wind-down The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager who is responsible for… Read More

Native Wildflowers Account For Our Fall Color

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Wakulla County has many natural wonders which encompass all 12 months of the year. The woodlands, the springs, and the coast all rate highly with anyone who has an appreciation for… Read More