Written By Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian.
Gardening once again became America's pastime this past year due to "stay at home" and "social distancing" mandates. Many people took up vegetable gardening to pass the time in a healthful, nurturing ... READ MORE
While most fruit pruning jobs are completed during the winter dormant season, some fruiting plants also require attention during the summer and fall months.
Peaches/Nectarines/Plums: May - August
In the dormant season, major pruning involves ... READ MORE
The tiny, mighty seed. Have you ever held a seed in your hand and imagined how big it will become? An acorn growing to a large oak? The winged seed of a pine becoming a towering giant of the forest? The little pepper seed that ... READ MORE
The aloof Florida spring
Whew! Spring has been kind to us this year. Instead of the usual week of spring, we must have enjoyed around ten days. There is nothing better than a crisp spring morning in Florida. But, it never seems to last, and ... READ MORE
Citrus is an integral part of Florida's state identity, having been farmed commercially since the mid-1800s. Of course, it is also a staple in home fruit orchards and edible landscapes. Here you'll find some basic tips for growing your favorite ... READ MORE
American Elderberry is an interesting-looking Florida native plant that’s putting on a show now along roadsideswith its blooms and berries. In recent years, Elderberry products have become some of the most in-demand health supplements ... READ MORE
Herbs are popular plants for many reasons. They are fun to grow and eat, and are attractive in the landscape. We have developed a series of fact sheets that will help you select, grow, and use common herbs. Click on the links below to download ... READ MORE
Star fruit, or carambola, is a unique tropical fruit we can grow here in central Florida. It may not survive very cold winters, but it will come back from the roots if it is killed back (if it is not a grafted tree). Star fruit are native to ... READ MORE
Peach trees grow rapidly in their first few years and it is important to get the trees well established for best production. Irrigation and fertilizer are important components to good tree growth. In Florida young peaches are put on irrigation ... READ MORE