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Food display of oranges, peanuts; lettuce; blueberries; blackberries; and coleus. Photo taken on 04-24-17.

The Beauty of Blackberries

March 24, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Blackberry, Horticultural Sciences Department, Muhammad A. Shahid, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pruning
A box garden. Home gardening, accessible gardening. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Learning about Urban Agriculture

February 28, 2023

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Money Matters, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Alicia Papanek, Catherine G. Campbell, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Hannah Wooten, Urban Agriculture
Blueberry Field

Memories of Muffins: A Reverie for National Berries Month

July 10, 2022

Growing up, every July my family would take a long road trip to visit family. One activity we always did together was go blueberry picking with my grandpa at a U-pick farm a short drive from his house. Everyone would fill a bucket—though we ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Blueberry, Blueberry Products, Horticultural Sciences Department, J. W. Olmstead, J.G. Williamson, Muffins, National Berries Month, P. M. Lyrene, Recipes
On left, oyster mushrooms growing on a plastic bag; on right rolled and on a scale.

A Shortcut to the Mushrooms

February 13, 2022

Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you! Oyster Mushrooms In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Arthur C. Grupe II, Chih-Ming Hsu, DIY, Gregory Bonito, Hui-Ling Liao, James M. Stephens, Khalid Hameed, Matthew E. Smit, Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, Pecan Truffles, Timothy Brenneman, Van T. Cotter
Hands holding harvested strawberries. Photo taken 02-05-20. UF/IFAS Photo by Cristina Carriz

Growing Strawberries in the Florida Home Garden

September 17, 2021

It is New Year’s Day. In the cool gray dawn, you sleepily slide your feet into a pair of slippers, still half-dreaming of the night before. No one else has woken up; the first fruits of the year are yours, and yours alone. At that thought, ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Craig K. Chandler, Home Garden Crops, Horticultural Sciences Department, Natalia A. Peres, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Sydney Park Brown, Vance M. Whitaker
Sliced avocado on a cutting board

Holy Guacamole, It’s Almost Avocado Season!

May 21, 2021

Avocado trees are a popular choice in south Florida landscapes, and even farther north. When I first moved to Gainesville, my roommate had two trees, though the potted one disappeared one night, thus proving their popularity. Avocados are a ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Amy Simonne, Avocado, Avocados, Carlos Balerdi, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Guacamole, Ian Maguire, Jonathan H. Crane, Landscape Trees, Linda Bobroff, South Florida
Photo of piled tomatoes.

Plan a garden that saves you money

March 28, 2021

If you're like me, each year you spend all of the month of February (or January if you're farther south) dreaming of the tomatoes and peppers you'd like to be growing and wishing you didn't have to wait for the middle of March (or until February) ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Catherine G. Campbell, Christa Court, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Food And Resource Economics Department, Hannah Wooten, Jessica M. Ryals, Juanita Popenoe, Kevin Athearn, Liz Felter, Lorna Bravo, LuAnn Duncan, Matthew C. Lollar, Vegetable Gardening, Wendy Wilber

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