The blueberry bushes planted at the Duval County Extension office are chock full of berries just about to ripen. I can hardly wait until I am able to snack on some as I work. If you also love these sweet little berries, you should incorporate ... READ MORE
Early in my career as a forester I advised a homeowner to use a certain pesticide to treat an insect problem he was having. He called me back a week later to tell me that after he followed my advice, his plant was killed. How could that ... READ MORE
Pumpkin! The very word whispers of fall and Halloween and Thanksgiving and golden pies. The fruit of a vining squash plant, pumpkin plants sprawl out 6 feet in each direction, taking up a lot of landscape. The fruit itself can come in colors ... READ MORE
In the northern part of the county, three Master Gardeners are picking up where Covid left off at the Oceanway Senior Center Garden.
The garden, as it is now, is inviting; a productive senior center vegetable patch. A series of raised ... READ MORE
It’s mid-April and in one of our raised vegetable beds, the first leaves of yard long beans (Vigna sesquipedalis, also known as snake beans, asparagus beans, or Chinese long beans), are just unfolding. When vegetable growing in Jacksonville ... READ MORE
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, are you planning boiled beef with cabbage and potatoes, while you consider the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Yukon gold, maybe? Gardeners, man!
It’s a bit late, we hear you all mutter. It’s ... READ MORE
With everything that has been going on, one benefit seems to have been more people getting outside and into their lawn and gardens. It can seem like an uphill battle at times. Particularly if this is your first time, or if you start to see some ... READ MORE
Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables but don't know where to start? This Spring Vegetable Gardening Series might be for you!
During this hands-on 10-week class we will start crops from seed as well as transplants and take care ... READ MORE
What would you do if you saw a large 3 to 4 inch snail, like the one in the header, crawling across your driveway? Before you deem something to be detrimental to your landscape, accurate identification is critical. A very small percentage of ... READ MORE