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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!

As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn!  Full… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan… Read More

Food for Thought

Food Security Food security has become a hot subject for some folks. With commodities moving quickly around our globe it’s hard to say just where your food is coming from. Labeling may help with some foods but with… Read More

Foodscaping!

What can you eat from your landscape? The question is not as crazy as you think. Growing food in and around metropolitan areas is critical now and into the future. Currently, almost 1 billion people are HUNGRY across… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging way… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – getting started

By Mindy Hanak, Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can… Read More

Vermicomposting (Using Worms for Composting)

Vermicomposting = worm composting Do you live in a small space and want to have a neat little efficient compost bin to recycle your kitchen scraps? Vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is becoming increasingly popular with the… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – wweet potatoes

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

What’s in store for 2021? UF/IFAS experts predict food and garden trends

No one could have predicted the kind of year 2020 has been. But in late 2019, when UF/IFAS experts were asked to predict the top food and garden trends for the coming year, they made some startlingly accurate… Read More