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Stuck at home? Here are 8 family-friendly gardening activities you can do in your own backyard!

By Sara Weber Plant a vegetable garden.  There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida.  Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year.  You can… Read More

Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries

An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard. Of course, I am referring to blueberries. Blueberries are grown… Read More

Florida’s Water Resources are Under Stress

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Florida’s water resources are under stress due in part to its’ large and growing human population and use of traditional landscaping practices. These practices, emphasizing turf grass usage, often require substantial applications… Read More

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale in Escambia County

Get a jump on growing Florida’s favorite fruit at the Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer information and demonstrations on container edibles,… Read More

Winter Pruning

January: Perfect for Pruning What a lovely start to 2019!  Even with the rain, the temperatures have been ideal for winter gardening.  Cleaning up the landscape is a good winter chore, with raking and mulching flower and ornamental… Read More

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes

A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don’t understand Florida’s vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels out of state… Read More