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Las alcachofas: más que un alimento saludable, un embellecedor de su jardín

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February 21, 2024

Creado por Brad Buck, especialista sénior en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.  Las alcachofas, un ingrediente dominante cuidadosamente seleccionado para elaborar tapas españolas, también son un elemento versátil en la auténtica cocina ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alcachofa, Condado De St. Johns, Cultivo, Español, Florida, Green Queen, Imperial Star, Jardín, Jardineros, Prissy Fletcher, Servicio De Extensión En El Condado De St. Johns, Shinsuke Agehara, Spanish, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension-St. Johns County, Variedades

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing

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February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Strawberries

Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

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February 16, 2024

For a deep dive into Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, watch our YouTube of the webinar recording. If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, choose a site that is full sun with access to water. Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Composting Basics

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February 9, 2024

If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and I’m sure it’s quite loud. That philosophical question has never held my interest. Now, if you start talking about what happens ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture

Come and visit our Plant Market 2024! An Event that you don’t want to miss.

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February 5, 2024

Plant Market 2024!  Several events take place in Osceola Heritage Park throughout the year including the free UF/IFAS Extension Services annual Spring 2024 Planet Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, located ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Edible Landscapes, Eva Pabon, Extension, Gardening, UF IFAS Extension
Florida First Detector First Fridays

February 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


February 5, 2024

Recap of February 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In this month's webinar, we talked about plant pathogens. A pathogen is any organism that causes disease. Some pathogens that can impact plants include fungi, bacteria, viruses, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Fungi, Invasive Species, Nematodes, Virus

Common Persimmon- Wild Weeds

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February 1, 2024

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Common Persimmon Diospyros virginiana This long-lived perennial is commonly appreciated for it's fruit. The tree can live beyond 100 years if in the proper conditions. It blooms in the spring with inconspicuous ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Horticulture Workshops and Events- February 2024

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January 31, 2024

In February, the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardeners and Horticulture Agent have plenty of opportunities for you to learn and increase your gardening skills! Here are some upcoming classes and events. UF/IFAS Extension Clay County ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Class, Clay County, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Horticulture Happy Hour, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Workshop

Free monthly Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ webinar offers consumers tips on lawns, gardens, composting, much more

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January 23, 2024

Is your lawn showing signs of pests? Looking to give your landscape that tropical Florida native design? Looking for new ways to mulch your garden with some composting basics? The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chris Marble, Compost, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Living Shorelines, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Michael Orfanedes, Mulch, Norma Samuel, Rain Gardens, Rain Harvesting, Taylor Clem, Tree Care, UF/IFAS Broward Extension Office, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Vincent Encomio

These Are Not the Pests You’re Looking For

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January 22, 2024

We want our plants to do their best: to grow, to be healthy, to flourish, to bloom, and in the case of fruit trees, to produce. As the Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent for Miami-Dade County, I am often presented with what the grower ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

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