Interested in growing edible plants in your yard? Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday June 15th from 10 to 11:00am to get an introduction to selecting low maintenance, long-lived, edible crops to grow in the home landscape. ... READ MORE
By Rebekah Heppner, Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer
The Pinellas Master gardeners visited the Pinellas Beekeepers site at St. Pete College Apiary recently. It was a truly unique experience to actually hold those worker bees in my ... READ MORE
Chickens have been domesticated for thousands of years across Asia, Europe, and now the Americas. As a result of selective breeding for desirable characteristics, such as for egg or meat production, they are not as robust as their wild ancestors. ... READ MORE
Typical gardens revolve around annual food crops that are seasonally planted and then harvested. Rather than have long gaps between each harvest, consider a food garden that contains crops that can be harvested or consumed when you are ready.
There ... READ MORE
Consider how can prior and current crops affect the future. What actions can be taken to ensure a successful garden in the future? Understand that pests from prior gardens often show up in future gardens.
If weeds in a garden got out of control ... READ MORE
It is essential to understand how prior crops affect the present and what actions can be taken to ensure a successful garden.
When a gardener or a large-scale grower understands this, they can prepare accordingly and prevent or mitigate the ... READ MORE
A successful garden comes from an understanding of the variables that emerge from the past, present and future. Before any garden begins, ask the following questions: What crops were planted in the past? Were they a success or failure, and why?
A ... READ MORE
Most of the food crops we grow in Florida originated in lands far away. If we understand where these crops originated it can help us to grow them more effectively.
Generally, plants that originated from a latitude that Florida shares are ... READ MORE
Pictured here are two types of summer cover crops used by local Collier County farmer, Nick Batty of Inyoni Organic Farm; Sunn hemp and Cowpea.
image 1: sunn hemp and cowpea cover crop mix on organic farm in Collier County
Sunn ... READ MORE
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Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE