Once upon a time, there was something called Xeriscaping and it was quite the rage. A great idea, it would create a low-maintenance yard that required less water and inputs. The problem was that it wasn't developed for ... READ MORE
Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office for some fun learning experiences this April! Below is our current class list for the month.
Canning: The Pickling Process
April 2 | 10 am to 12 pm
Learn about the canning and pickling ... READ MORE
Bringing the bees
Mid to late February in Highlands County is the beginning of the orange blossom bloom. It's January when beekeepers from all over Florida and many other states look for spots to leave their honey bees, as close to the orange ... READ MORE
What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to pesticides after they have been applied? How do I grow a quality turfgrass that can outcompete the weeds and disease? This day long class will cover the answers to these ... READ MORE
Many gardeners love to collect plants. Many of you have pinched stems off a plant when no one was looking! You know who you are! My Mother was one of those people. If she was at the old Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, now ... READ MORE
Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetables grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don't fret, Florida is a giant producer of commercial vegetables and ... READ MORE
There will be an in person training class on January 14, 2021 for horticulture professionals. If you need to obtain the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance pesticide license, you may attend the 6 hour training, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The ... READ MORE
Some like it hot!
If you grow your own vegetables in Florida you already know that our hot summer nights combined with high humidity is not an ideal situation for growing vegetables. Also, insects seem to thrive in the heat and are likely to ... READ MORE
What's with the name?
A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). With Blossom end rot, tomatoes begin to rot while still on the plant, opposite of where the stem is connected to the fruit, and where ... READ MORE