While September marks the beginning of fall, the summer’s blistering temperatures may not drop for some time. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions. You can identify your area… Read More
Since the early 1900s, school gardens have been flourishing throughout the nation. Community and school gardens were first created to help raise the moral and social skills of children who used the gardens. Benefits Opportunities for Growth &… Read More
Did you know Florida is the strawberry capital of the world during winter? Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring.
August marks the transition from summer to fall—especially in your garden. If you’re wondering what you should plant this month, then use these suggestions based on the Florida climate zones.
Groundwater resources in Florida face high demand for consumption, agricultural and industrial needs. Taking advantage of Florida’s seasonal rainfall can reduce pressure on groundwater for non-potable uses during drier seasons. For the homeowner, harvesting rainwater reduces your water… Read More
NOTE: This post, originally written May 07, 2015, has been updated to reflect changes in the soil testing procedure. – UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Dec. 02, 2020 Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Before installing plants, starting… Read More
January is one of the coldest months of the year, which means it’s time to plant crops that can tolerate the cold weather. Use these gardening suggestions based on the Florida climate zones to see what to plant… Read More
Having a great yard doesn’t mean spending a lot of time and money. However, it does mean you need to carefully plan and choose the right plants. Use these tips and strategies to help you save time and… Read More