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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
A small head of broccoli with dark green leaves all around. Both the head and leaves have water droplets.

Freezing Fresh Broccoli: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

Food Preservation Saves You Money If you are like me, you may get a little overzealous at the farmer’s market or grocery store when the produce is looking extra fresh and crisp. Maybe there is a great ‘buy two, get the third free’ deal ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local

Switch it up with Swiss Chard: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

Switch it up with Swiss Chard Looking for a new leafy green to add to your plate? Well look no further because Swiss chard is here to break up the kale, collards, and spinach. Swiss chard has bright green leaves and depending on the variety, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local
Two white hands with silver nail polish hold a white cardboard flat box of strawberries. There are green strawberry plants in the background. The words Food Check-Out Week 2022 are written in white on top of the photo

Local Berry and Beet Salad: Food Check-Out Week 2022


February 13, 2022

Why Local? Locally grown strawberries in the winter may seem ludicrous to most people in the United States but this isn’t the case for folks living in Central Florida. One of the benefits of living in the humid subtropical climate of Central ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local

Spring Raised Bed Gardening and Spice Mixing Saturday February 19, 2022 10am to 12pm


February 11, 2022

Please join us for an informative workshop to learn about growing a bountiful spring vegetable garden and herb garden in raised beds. You will learn about strawberries, squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more. Prep starts early so learn NOW, ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Herbs, Raised Bed Gardening, Vegetables

Herb Stories: Basil in Winter


February 11, 2022

In my January herb blog, I wrote about my pineapple sage which was putting on quite a show. The recent frost didn’t bother her in the least and she’s still going strong. In the raised bed to the left of her, I planted four types of basil ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Basil, Bees, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herbs, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators
people standing behind muscadine vine

Growing a Green Thumb; Pruning Grapevine


February 4, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: En Espanol, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Grape Pruning, Growing A Green Thumb

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