Citrus can be grown in USDA zones 8-11. It means that citrus grows best in subtropical climates, which Florida already has. However, subtropical climates occasionally experience cold weather below 32°F, which can harm citrus trees, especially ... READ MORE
Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold.
What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE
Very cold weather is expected to hit south Florida beginning this weekend. Freezing temperatures and wind chills in the 20s are possible for a large portion of southern Florida.
What Could Happen to your Plants if Temperatures Drop Below ... READ MORE
Coming from the Northeast, I used to understand how seasons and cold weather worked in the garden.
In the fall it got colder, leaves dropped, and most of the plants just stopped growing and winter blooming was very rare. In fact, with warm ... READ MORE
Master Gardener Joy Derksen shares some cool weather gardening tips in the November/ December issue of the Master Gardening Bench. Read this month’s gardening newsletter, or view previous issues here: https://bit.ly/2DOMBq9
Cold Tolerant ... READ MORE
When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE
Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection. Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) ... READ MORE
Citrus trees are evergreen, never become fully dormant and cannot withstand temperatures as low as those tolerated by deciduous trees. However, citrus trees can become preconditioned or acclimated to cool air temperatures that occur in late ... READ MORE
Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts. More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability, and price. Thus, ... READ MORE