There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own food at home! One unique plant to try your hand at is blueberries. Brevard County 4-H is offering a new project for the 2020-2021 4-H year focused on raising blueberry plants.
If you've ... READ MORE
For all my years in the classroom, I never let students say the "d-word" when discussing soil science. In some instances, we had a "d-word" swear collection jar of a quarter when you used the term and even today, I hesitate from spelling the ... READ MORE
Blackberry cultivars developed in Arkansas are popular but not well adapted to Florida conditions. Lack of winter chilling (temperatures between 32 and 45 F) causes poor and erratic budbreak in blackberry and limits consistent yields in Florida. ... READ MORE
Tea is made from the plant Camellia sinensis which was carefully guarded in China for centuries. Seeds were smuggled into India by the British in 1836 to break the Chinese tea monopoly. We can grow that plant here and UF/IFAS is researching ... READ MORE
Researchers have been working for years to find a treatment for the devastating Citrus Greening disease also known as Huanglongbing or HLB. Now in 2020 there are two promising new treatments that are showing exciting results. Both are naturally ... READ MORE
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 become a full-time ... READ MORE
Grow your own horseradish in your home garden. You can then harvest roots to make a delicious, spicy sauce for your favorite dish. Learn outdoor care and kitchen prep with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County. #gardentotable #homegrown #homegardening
When someone thinks about Florida they think of citrus. In fact, Citrus is one of Florida's largest industries and many homeowners have backyard citrus. Although Citrus Greening is a major concern, groundbreaking research and new understandings ... READ MORE
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! ... READ MORE