There may be instances when you want to sow seed in containers instead of directly sowing into the ground or a raised bed. Some vegetables easily adapt to being transplanted. Starting seeds in smaller containers and then moving them up to a ... 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
I’ll be first to admit gardening is hard work. Over the years, the man of the mower has put in sweat and toiled to draw forth an edible bounty. Working the land has revealed a great deal about previous land use. Charred wood, metal farm implements ... READ MORE
The muscadine is believed to be one of the first native grape species cultivated in North America. Its fruit is popular in jellies, eating in hand, juice and winemaking. And, there is growing interest in muscadine sparkling wine!
To control ... READ MORE
This is a three-part program to improve gardening skill and knowledge.
“What’s the Deal with Invasive Plants” with Dr. Jason Ferrell and Christine Felds, UF Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
“Table Herbs” includes discussion ... READ MORE
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