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Eggplant is generally underappreciated and underused in the American diet. It’s too bad; this versatile, very low-calorie vegetable can be used in a wide variety of delicious recipes. Eggplant is also packed with powerful antioxidants like ... READ MORE
Join us online for a free, self-paced class on growing strawberries! Class topics include how to select, plant, and grow strawberries in the home garden.
Register here to access our classroom which includes a 25-minute instructional video, ... READ MORE
Have old seeds packets and wondering if the seeds are still viable to grow in the garden?
Many seeds will last for years if stored correctly in a cool, dry, indoor environment. Follow these simple steps to test your old seeds.
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Ever wonder what heroes eat to keep their powers?
Look no further! Let’s dive into what it takes to eat like a superhero and how the food groups increase their power!
The following is based on recommendations for children aged 2-8 years ... READ MORE
The longan tree is one of the few fruit trees producing a crop in August, so the small brown fruit are a welcome seasonal taste treat. A family member of the lychee, the longan tree is an attractive evergreen all by itself – the fruit ... READ MORE
Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples, and designing ... READ MORE
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family. Onion chives (Allium schoenoprasum) and garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) are both reliable pops of green in a Keys herb garden. They produce attractive edible flowers and provide a source ... READ MORE
Q: What's wrong with my basil?
Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years... ... READ MORE