Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office. The mission of the Master ... READ MORE
We are all eager to get back into our gardens, but right now can seem like the less fun part of Florida vegetable gardens. Weeds, pests, and heat have taken over. So what can we do NOW to prepare for fall?
Pull those weeds
Hand pulling weeds ... READ MORE
Its about being all around healthy
I know you've learned about exercising your body and I'm certain you've thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as much as your physical ... READ MORE
Its blueberry picking season and that means you may be out harvesting berries. But when you get home you begin thinking about blueberries in your own yard. Not only do these plants provide yummy berries, they also are a great hedge, and attract ... READ MORE
A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing?
We are educators and we are a huge support to the agriculture industry. And we fall ... READ MORE
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings.
Creating ... READ MORE
Harvesting Your Potatoes
The very best part of planting potatoes is harvesting them. Its like your personal egg hunt. This season I have battled with Armyworms, Grubs and Stinkbugs on my potato plants so I have been harvesting all along, first ... READ MORE
Everyone loves to see their garden growing, but it is disheartening when something else starts eating the garden before the gardener. Even if it is early in your growing season, it is important to spend time in your garden looking for pest ... READ MORE
If you live in North-Central Florida, then late January through mid February is the time to plant your potatoes. Here are some tips to help you be successful whether you are planting in the ground, in containers, or trying a hydroponic approach ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational ... READ MORE