I just love growing food hydroponically! Why? I am more likely to harvest it and eat it, too. Over 600,000 YouTubers love how I teach hydroponics in 8 minutes. You can get growing with that free video, but maybe it only 'wet' your appetite? ... READ MORE
Dollarweed is a very common perennial weed that also goes by the name pennywort. As the name implies, it it about the size of a silver dollar. It also looks just like a mini lily pad - which is appropriate considering how much it likes water. ... READ MORE
Peanut, butter open the door!
During the month of October, we will begin the Peanut Butter Challenge so please spread the news! The Peanut Butter Challenge runs from October 1 through ... READ MORE
When it comes to choosing plants for my yard, I follow my nose. And I have found nothing is more aromatically exquisite than the Osmanthus fragrans, tea olive tree.
The tea olive is a tree, reaching heights of 20 feet or more, but since it ... READ MORE
Mosquitoes’ sense of smell tells them when humans and wildlife are in biting distance, according to science. Over time, scientists have learned which types of scents and fragrances can lure mosquitoes best.
Over the next two years, ... READ MORE
While many landscape plants can be considered “pest-free”, on occasion there are insects that pop up which are problematic or at least need some attention. Knowing about an insect pest, its overall impact to a plant, and how to manage ... READ MORE
The plants you bring home from garden centers and nurseries may look beautiful in your landscape but they might be invasive species that could escape your yard and quickly spread into natural areas, becoming an ecological and economic nightmare. To ... READ MORE
The Bioblitz Event
The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County conducted a “UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz” on September 14, 2023, 2023 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM at the Steven J. Fousek Preserve in St. Lucie County, FL. A team ... READ MORE
When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.
Where: The UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center, University of Florida campus, 2570 Hull Road in Gainesville
The plant doctors are in the house, and they want to invite media in to see how persistent ... READ MORE
If you like broccoli as I do, you should keep in mind that it is a very easy-to-grow vegetable that needs to go into your garden at this time of year. I have already started my seeds for the coming season and am preparing the soil for ... READ MORE