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Herb Stories: Basil in Winter


February 11, 2022

In my January herb blog, I wrote about my pineapple sage which was putting on quite a show. The recent frost didn’t bother her in the least and she’s still going strong. In the raised bed to the left of her, I planted four types of basil ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Basil, Bees, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herbs, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators
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Summer Vegetable Gardening


July 24, 2020

As if we needed another reason to call Florida 'Special', what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our gardening backwards. We can grow edibles ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basil, Calabaza, Cover Cropping, Crop Rotation, Heat Tolerant Vegetables, Mexican Tarragon, Okra, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Solarization, Southern Peas, Summer Gardening, Sweet Potatoes

Grow an Herb Garden!


May 12, 2015

Herbs are plants that are grown for the special flavor and aroma of their various parts. They are used mainly to season, enrich, or otherwise improve the taste or smell of certain foods. Since they are not classified as vegetables. Since their ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Basil, Chive, Dill, Edible Landscape, General Gardening, Herb Gardening, Herbs, Marjoram, Mint, Panhandle Gardening, Rosemary, Tarragon, Vegetable Gardening, Winter Savory

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