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Gardening with Ginger and Turmeric


July 28, 2020

Here in South Florida there are many species of spices we can grow in our gardens. Ginger, Zingiber officinale, and Turmeric, Curcuma longa, are just two popular spices that can grow well in our Florida gardens. Both are beneficial in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Buying Ginger, Cleaning Ginger, Cooking With Ginger, Crops For Shade, Ginger, Golden Milk, Harvesting Ginger, Storing Ginger, Turmeric
Seminole pumpkins

Summer Vegetable Gardening


July 24, 2020

As if we needed another reason to call Florida 'Special', what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our gardening backwards. We can grow edibles ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basil, Calabaza, Cover Cropping, Crop Rotation, Heat Tolerant Vegetables, Mexican Tarragon, Okra, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Solarization, Southern Peas, Summer Gardening, Sweet Potatoes
Sunflowers as cover crop, UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Cover Cropping in Summer


July 24, 2020

In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the landscape anyway. Often, the area is left without ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Buckwheat, Calendula, Celosia, Cover Crops, Crop Families, Crop Rotation, Marigolds, Nitrogen Fixers, Ornamental Cover Crops, Summer Cover Crop, Sunflowers, Vegetable Garden, Weed Suppression, Zinnias
close up of beetle

May-June Bug Season


June 27, 2020

Back in May I noticed numerous half-inch brown beetles congregating around my porch light every evening at around 10:00 PM. Most householders in Florida deal with their dried-out bodies under outdoor lights, in shallow plant saucers, or ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beetle Life Cycle, Beetles, Fungal Pest Control, Green June Beetle, Grubs, Indian River County, Japanese Beetles, June Beetles, June Bugs, May Beetles, Parasitic Flies, Parasitic Wasps, University Of Florida, White Grubs

Mindfully Gardening


June 18, 2020

Its about being all around healthy I know you've learned about exercising your body and I'm certain you've thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as much as your physical ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Experience, Gardening, Mindful, Mindfulness, Senses, Stress Reduction, Victory2020 Garden, Youth

Let the Power of the Sun Restore Your Garden Soil


June 17, 2020

Written by Philippe Bilger, Master Gardener Volunteer For many living in South Florida, summer is the time to enjoy the sun and the fun activities available to us. Due to the heat and humidity during the summer, growing a traditional ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gegetable Gardening, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nematodes, Palm Beach County, Pathogens, Raised Beds, Soil, Solarazation, Summer, Weeds

Gardening During Covid-19


June 15, 2020

  Benefits of Gardening During Covid-19 This week's Virtual Plant Clinic topic is facilitated by Joanne Mason, Master Gardener Volunteer for UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, RN, MS. We encourage you to attend our Thursday Plant Clinic ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Adult Children, Covid-19, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Planting, Plants

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