Food crops can demand substantial amounts of water, fertilizer, and care. Using Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) practices can reduce the inputs and still allow you to harvest food abundantly. There are many different terms for edible ... READ MORE
The 2023 Master Gardener course meets once per week, Thursdays, January 26-April 13, 9 am-NOON at Levy Extension Center.
Addressing challenges of gardening in North Florida, topics include fertilization, efficient watering, pesticide ... READ MORE
Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE
It will not be long before we again are in the heat of summer here in North Florida. The heat, rain, humidity, insects and fungi all take their toll on our gardens and landscapes. To better prepare for this, you may be interested in attending ... READ MORE
Please join us for an informative workshop to learn about growing a bountiful spring vegetable garden and herb garden in raised beds. You will learn about strawberries, squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more.
Prep starts early so learn NOW, ... READ MORE
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
Ken's Veggie Pho Soup
Homemade vegetable pho soup is a delicious Vietnamese dish made with many herbs that can be grown in your own backyard in Florida. Locally sourced produce used in my soup included sweet basil (Thai basil is also great ... READ MORE
This is the time of the year to think about all the things we are thankful for. The ability to have friends and family gather together and everyone being healthy is at the top of the list. Smelling the different aromas coming from the kitchen ... READ MORE
January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground ... READ MORE
Think of the herbs and spices that make your favorite holiday dish – the basil, thyme or rosemary in savory entrees and sides; the cinnamon, nutmeg or clove in baked goods.
But how best to use these ingredients to ensure a delicious feast? ... READ MORE