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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
Spondias mombin (fruit and leaves). Location: Maui, Enchanting Gardens of Kula

Spondias Growing in the Florida Home Landscape


August 4, 2015

Spondias species (whose common names among English speakers include ambarella, Ataheite apple, mombins, and hog plums) are flowering trees native to tropical and subtropical regions. They are known for their sweet fruit and grow well in the ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Horticultural Sciences Department, Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan H. Crane, Master Gardener Handbook, Spondias, Tropical REC

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