June is prime time for growing tomatoes here in Escambia County, but it’s also the best time to see a lot of pests in tomatoes that can totally ruin a crop. To help you figure out what’s “bugging” your tomatoes, here’s a quick rundown ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce a new mite Featured Creatures!
Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer is a tiny eriophyid mite associated with most rose species and cultivars, especially in the eastern half of the USA. Most significantly, this mite ... READ MORE
If you’ve experienced difficulties in growing tomatoes in Florida, you’re not alone. If you plan to grow tomatoes this year, you may want to attend the How to Grow Tomatoes in Florida seminar offered by the University of Florida Extension ... READ MORE
Spring Master Gardener Program Begins February 21, 2013 – Please call 850-926-3931 for more information or register online...
Click here for Florida Master Gardener Application Form 2013...
*Note: If you are having trouble submitting the ... READ MORE
The citrus mealybug is a common pest of citrus primarily in greenhouses, and of several ornamental plants in Florida. It has been recognized as a difficult to control pest in Europe since 1813 (where it is called the greenhouse mealybug) ... READ MORE
The Gardening Friends of the Big Bend will be presenting an all-day workshop Fall "GrowCeries" on Saturday, August 11 at The University of Florida Research and Education Center at 155 Research Road Quincy, FL 32351.
The workshop is from 9am-3pm.
Subjects ... READ MORE
According to Master Gardener Ed Schroeder a volunteer with the University of Florida IFAS Extension in Leon County, there are Ten Steps to a Sucessful Spring Vegetable Garden.
Spring isn’t the only time you can start a vegetable garden. ... READ MORE
Armenian cucumbers are actually a melon and are related to the muskmelon. It is susceptible to wilt, therefore it does its best in the high heat of summer when other plants are under severe heat stress.
Our local Jackson County Master Gardener ... READ MORE
Okra can be relatively easy to grow, unless you have nematodes. Nematodes are a serious pest of okra and can reduce a stand and greatly decrease production of pods. Nematodes are microscopic round worms that can be naturally found in soil. ... READ MORE