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Not All Plants With Lichens Are Dying

by Les Harrison In a finite world there is always an end which sooner or later follows every beginning. The inevitable termination is rarely a surprise, but the signals and signs are often overlooked. In home horticulture the… Read More

In The Garden Now: Vegetable Economics

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Vegetable gardening has many highly desirable benefits.  These range from it being a good source of exercise, an opportunity to produce fresh produce which may be hard to… Read More

Daylilies Are Easy To Grow

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “A penny saved is a penny earned” is the famously frugal advice from Poor Richard’s Almanac. The author Benjamin Franklin, elder statesman and founding father of the United States, offered this… Read More

In The Garden Now: Squash

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director An often asked question at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office during gardening season is which cultivar is best to plant. The response is usually the nebulous sounding statement of “It… Read More

In The Garden Now: Heirlooms

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director As the old saying goes “August weather is fit for neither man nor beast,” and it is not making gardening a lot of fun either. High humidity, 90 degree plus temperature,… Read More

In The Garden Now: Eggplants

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director, and Gohar Umar, FAMU Horticulture Specialist. The summer temperatures have transformed the vegetable gardens of Wakulla County. The daily 90 degree plus thermometer readings and the typical summer humidity have… Read More

Regular Irrigation Can Help Lawns

July’s hot summer weather has given way to August’s 31 days of what will likely be temperatures and humidity equally elevated and intense. Wishes for November’s cooler thermometer reading are already creeping into daily conversations. The lawns and… Read More