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Peanut Butter Challenge

Join us in the Peanut Butter Challenge, a state-wide donation drive coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers to help feed those in need and support Florida’s peanut producers. Unopened jars will be accepted at 6021 South Conway… Read More

Heirloom Tomatoes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (but almost always tasty)

A Primer on Growing Tomatoes The tomato plant is a member of Solanaceae or nightshade family. A native of Central and South America, tomatoes have expanded geographically as they are also a well suited vegetable for temperate climates…. Read More

Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape…. Read More

Disaster Preparation: Protecting Your Home

As we see hurricane Laura’s effects in the news, it’s crucial to remain alert and prepare as hurricane season remains active and typically peaks in September. In fact, the National Weather Service recently revised its predictions for the… Read More

Seed Saving Basics

Seed Saving 101 If you plan to start saving seeds, it’s best to choose open-pollinated (heirloom vegetable) varieties so the new plant will have characteristics similar to the parent plant. It is not recommended to save seeds from… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Square Foot Gardening

You want to have a vegetable garden but the back yard is too small or there is no back yard and very limited space elsewhere in the landscape. What can you do? Maybe consider installing a Square Foot… Read More