Nature Coast Master Gardeners (NCMG) teamed-up with sixty-five children and a dozen adults during the 2022 Levy County Library Summer Program. In cooperation with Darlene Slattery, Levy County Library Director and Layce Hallman, Library Office ... READ MORE
"Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration." ~ Lou Erickson
Florida’s winter and spring tend to be drier months. The gardener should plan on providing supplemental irrigation. A supply of quality water, ... READ MORE
A bit of garden wit, ascribed to Dave Barry, “your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor's motorized garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one."
Turn soils ... READ MORE
Creating family memories, exploring the great outdoors, stimulating curious minds...these are a few benefits to interacting with plants and nature. Pressing plants is an easy and enjoyable activity. Diane W., Nature Coast Master Gardener, class ... READ MORE
Join us for an exciting half-day outdoor gardening workshop. Guests will discuss and practice diverse gardening techniques and tips. Bring your friends and curiosity. Build knowledge and gain gardening confidence. Masks encouraged but not required.
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Get Your Garden Right
Have you been thinking about planting a spring garden or are doing it now? Whether you have a garden every year or this is your first time, getting off on the right start is the key to success. This starts by considering ... READ MORE
Fruit Tree Maintenance and Care
Calls about how to properly care for backyard fruit trees like citrus, peaches, nectarines, pears and apples are almost a weekly occurrence at the extension office. So being that we are moving into fall and ... READ MORE
Growing Gilchrist is a new quarterly newsletter and monthly column in the Gilchrist Journal provided by the University of Florida/IFAS Gilchrist County Extension office. Growing Gilchrist has been developed in hopes to provide our community ... READ MORE
Spruce up a window sill, table top or porch with potted plants. Containers are portable and provide an instant fix to problem areas. DIY with container combinations of edible and flowering annuals (single season) and perennials (live more than ... READ MORE
Why the juice is worth the squeeze this watermelon season.
Watermelons are one of the most iconic and important crops in the Suwannee Valley are beginning to fill fields unaware of the uncertain times that the COVID-19 pandemic brings. In ... READ MORE