Master Gardener Volunteers help extend the reach of University of Florida Extension programs across Hillsborough County. We are happy to welcome our new Master Gardener Coordinator, Tia Silvasy, to lead our program! Here are some of the ways ... READ MORE
First, don’t panic. Second, do NOTHING right now. Yes there is a lot of brown, wilted, soggy leaves, and stems. It’s natural for us to react by getting out there and start to cut out the brown and even removing what you “think’ is dead.
Take ... READ MORE
You may have noticed that the weather can be unpredictable at times here in Hernando County, especially during the winter months. One minute it's warm and sunny, and the next it's cold and rainy. This can be a problem for our vegetable gardens, ... READ MORE
Temperatures in December 2022 were very damaging to many citrus plants in North Florida. It is necessary to give plants plenty of time into spring and summer to see if they will regrow and where that growth will occur. Learn how to care for ... READ MORE
Saturday, January 28th, from 9am-2:00pm
Location: Alachua Farm to School to Work Hub
2802 NE 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32641
Florida Ag in the Classroom and FNP are hosting a workshop at the Alachua Farm to School Hub here in Gainesville. ... READ MORE
Recent widespread hard freezes more than likely resulted in damage to many of the citrus trees in Northwest Florida. Cold damage will become more evident as we move into the spring and summer of 2023.
It is best to take a “wait ... READ MORE
In North Florida, it’s wise to select the more cold hardy citrus varieties. Kumquats and Satsuma mandarins are the most cold hardy of the edible citrus choices. In our area, it’s important to purchase citrus trees that are grafted onto ... READ MORE
Fall, winter and even early spring can be a rollercoaster ride of temperatures here in Northwest Florida. One week it dips to freezing for a short time and the next week it rises to spring-like temperatures. We need to hold on for this ride ... READ MORE
Selecting the right plant for the right place is important for many reasons, including maintaining healthy plants through a cold spell. Resident of Lake County, Florida live in plant hardiness zones 9A and 9B. Plants adapted to 9A can service ... READ MORE
In a few days we’ll be getting the full effect of “winter wonderland” with temperatures ranging from 26°-35°F. In case you’re wondering when or how you should protect your plants from a freeze, keep reading for more Florida friendly ... READ MORE