Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items?
The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE
Q: What are those little black discs?
You're suddenly finding mysterious black discs stuck to your favorite plants?
(...or your walls, cars, windows, screens, pets, etc.)
Let me guess... it's been raining lately... a lot.
Am ... READ MORE
Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don't fret, Florida is a giant producer of commercial vegetable and there's ... READ MORE
Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE
I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida supports a forest ... READ MORE
Greener is not always better
Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don't have anything blooming. There actually is a lot more to it than that. Your yard can be a complicated place with ... READ MORE
One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden. As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by Scott's Miracle Grow, over half of the US population (55%) ... READ MORE
Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening!
Gardening's Impact of Youths Mental Health.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 7.1% (approximately ... READ MORE
Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office. The mission of the Master ... READ MORE
The first jackfruit I ever saw and tasted was in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the West Indies. The attractive tree was evergreen and maybe thirty feet tall. The fruit was most amazing – a giant monstrous greenish-yellow ... READ MORE