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MGV”The Dirt” Newsletter – Sept.

September 11, 2020

The UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Master Gardener Volunteer Newsletter is back in action after 6 years. It's Fall Ya'll and it's time for growing your veggies. Learn tips to use and share in this issue of The Dirt. Click here MGV Newsletter_ September_ ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #MasterGardener, Master Gardener Volunteer
aluminum canoe planted with yellow and purple flowers

Growing A Green Thumb; Container Basics

September 4, 2020

Spruce up a window sill, table top or porch with potted plants. Containers are portable and provide an instant fix to problem areas. DIY with container combinations of edible and flowering annuals (single season) and perennials (live more than ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Container Gardening, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Healthy Eating, Levy County, Master Gardener, Vegetables
Seeds in someones hand

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds

September 2, 2020

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be part of a brushing scam. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: FDACS, Invasive Species, Mail, Seed Disposal, Seed Packages, Seed Packets, Seeds In Mail, Suspicious Packages, Suspicious Seeds, Unsolicited Seeds, USDA
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Garden Guide and Journal Available for Sale

September 2, 2020

How do you plan your garden and landscape for the upcoming season? Do you need a place to refer to for monthly tips and to record garden successes (and failures)? The Your Polk Yard, a 12-Month Garden Guide & Journal is just what ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Garden Guide, Garden Journal, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Vegetable Gardening
Is Beekeeping for You? by the Hometown Gardener. text only

Is Beekeeping For You?

August 27, 2020

To bee or not to bee? Could that be the question you are asking yourself? Because of my love of honey, the answer was yes for me. As I learned more about the honey bee and its uniqueness, I became fascinated with this insect. Like the fact ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, PolliNATION

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

August 27, 2020

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who's in charge? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Licensing, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Licenses

What to do in August in your North Florida Garden

August 25, 2020

We are all eager to get back into our gardens, but right now can seem like the less fun part of Florida vegetable gardens. Weeds, pests, and heat have taken over. So what can we do NOW to prepare for fall? Pull those weeds Hand pulling weeds ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Garden, Organic, Seeds, Soil, Sustainable Food, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

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