Like many people seeking enrichment during the COVID-19 pandemic, I sought discovery of new hobbies including indoor plant cultivation. I started with a few houseplants. Their growth and beauty would be a physical reflection of hard work and ... READ MORE
One of my favorite parts of living in Florida is having more access to tropical fruit. The classic sweetness of mango, the distinct and delicate flavors of guava and papaya, and the almost chocolaty taste of sapodilla are simple yet profound ... READ MORE
It's that time of year again when the variety of produce available at the farmers' markets dwindles and you're largely limited to hardy, heat- and drought-tolerant Florida vegetables like eggplant, okra, Seminole pumpkin and Malabar spinach. ... READ MORE
Durante mayo y junio fueron publicados cuatro interesantes temas en español en AskIfas. A continuación, un breve resumen de cada uno con el link directo a su versión web para ampliar la lectura, con su respectivo formato PDF para descargar ... READ MORE
Do you have a favorite fruit?
Without a doubt, blackberries would be one of mine. Their sharp, sometimes bittersweet flavors and unique textures offer a cool and refreshing counterpoint to the infamous heat of the Florida summer.
However, ... READ MORE
Since 2020, people have had a lot to think about. A pandemic, grief, loss of old comforts and rituals, difficulties that came with adapting, possible ways to help, and different ways to address daily questions and issues. "What can I do to get ... READ MORE
Are you bored with the usual tired Valentine's options like boxed bonbons and odorless hothouse flowers? This year seek out some unique, Florida-centric Valentines fun!
For an extravagant, supremely romantic (yet not too expensive) gift, ... READ MORE
Planning to decorate with a holiday tree in your home this year? Why not think outside the box? In Florida, there is no reason to limit your search to pines and cedars. Other evergreen species abound, and some of them make their own, edible ... READ MORE
An arbovirus...? What's that?
West Nile virus is one of many arboviruses in Florida. "Arbovirus" may sound like it must be related to the Latin word for tree: arbor. So it might seem like it should mean a virus that infects trees. In fact, ... READ MORE
In a world in flux, many would like to feel that they can count on certain things. Perhaps these are relationships, living arrangements, or fulfillment derived from hobbies. Maybe it is the simple understanding that, when they take their next ... READ MORE