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Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now


October 26, 2021

by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian Right Here, Right Now Fall 2021 growing season is here. Have you started your vegetable garden yet? If your answer is, "no", here are a few tips to help you on your way. Invest in your soil Your soil ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biological Control, Container Garden, Fall Vegetable Garden, Florida Garden Soil, Florida Soil, Florida Vegetable Garden, Organic Matter, PH Testing, Raised Beds, Scouting The Garden, Small Gardens, Soil

Composting Tips for the Homeowner


April 12, 2020

Spring is in the air! Gardening beds are being changed over and people are starting their warm-season landscape maintenance. Its time to consider what to do with all of last season's spent vegetation and plants parts. How about recycling ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composters, Composting, Counter-top Compost Bucket, Debris, Enriching The Soil, Florida Soil, Gardening, How To Compost, Kitchen Scraps, Nutrient-rich, Organic Matter, Recycling, Soil Amendments

Soil testing is fundamental


January 30, 2018

I have heard that one of our soil’s best attributes is for keeping plants upright - our Florida terra firma takes a great deal of ridicule! “Moon sand” or “beach sand” are common terms used to describe our local soil conditions. Did ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Clay, LANDSCAPE & VEGETABLE GARDEN TEST FORM, Myakka Fine Sand, Organic Matter, Sand, Silt, Soil Testing, University Of Florida/IFAS Soil Lab

Potting Soil, Topsoil, Compost, Seed Starting Potting Mix – What’s the difference?


December 4, 2017

You find yourself standing in the store, staring at dozens of different bags of soil trying to figure exactly what you need to start a garden – what’s the difference between all of these "soils"? Typically, you will find different types ... READ MORE

Category: Crops
Tags: Compost, Fertilizer, Gardens, Organic Matter, Peat Moss, Perlite, Potting Soil, Soil Amendment, Topsoil, Vermiculite

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