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Herb Stories: Basil in Winter

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February 11, 2022

In my January herb blog, I wrote about my pineapple sage which was putting on quite a show. The recent frost didn’t bother her in the least and she’s still going strong. In the raised bed to the left of her, I planted four types of basil ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Basil, Bees, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herbs, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

Citrus Harvest: For Yourself and Others

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December 20, 2021

By Connie Gladding January is the time to pick most of our citrus fruit from Navels, Satsumas, Key Limes, Grapefruit, etc. To be sure that your fruit is ready, pick a couple and taste them. If they are nice and sweet, pick away, ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Donate, Donation, Fruit, Gleaning, Grapefruit, Harvest, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Navel, Orange, Picking

From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022

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November 30, 2021

January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Class, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Herbs, Hydroponics, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Orchids, Workshop

Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!

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February 3, 2021

The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training! Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer

It’s Fair Time for the Clay County Master Gardener Volunteers

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March 29, 2019

Written by BJ Hausman, UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener The 2019 Clay County Agricultural Fair Will take place at the fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs. The dates are Thursday, April 4 thru Saturday, April 13, 2019. This year’s ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clay County, Clay County Agricultural Fair, Fair, Master Gardener Volunteer

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection

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November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida-Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter

Lacewing Larvae: Don’t Take Out the Trash

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October 2, 2018

I'm not sure about everyone else, but I have some favorite insects I encounter a lot around the garden. Most of these are ones that I see at work to help make the landscape work better such as pollinators and my favorites, the predators. One ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aphid, Benefical Insect, Biological Control, Florida, Florida-Friendly, Insect, Lacewing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticide, Trash Bug, Trashbug

Things to Do in the Garden This October

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October 2, 2018

October can be a busy month in the garden and temperatures cool and you actually want to be outside. Your lawn will begin to grow slower, so not fertilizing and limiting your irrigation if we stay wet can be key. You can even start to slow ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bluegrass, Cabbage, Chrysanthemum, Collards, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Greens, Herbicide, Irrigation, Lawn, October, Turf, Weed, What To Plant

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