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A Guide to Growing Tomatoes in Central Florida: Tips for Success


March 19, 2024

Tomatoes – they’re a staple in many home gardens, and for good reason. But if you're gardening in Central Florida, you might need to tweak your approach a bit to ensure a successful harvest. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you grow ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Community Garden, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Gardening, Growing Conditions, Horticulture, Pasco County, Pests, PH, Plant Disease, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Soil, Soil Amendment, Soil Test, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

Understanding Soil pH: The Key to Successful Gardening


March 12, 2024

What is the Relationship Between Soil and pH? Remember those science class lessons about the pH scale? You know, the one where you learned that lemons were acidic, pure water was neutral, and baking soda was alkaline? It turns out that understanding ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Growing Conditions, Horticulture, Pasco County, PH, Soil Amendment, Soil Test, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

Agricultural ‘quarantine’ explained, with two Florida counties under such orders


July 11, 2022

Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19. An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural Quarantine, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Quarantine, Whitney Elmore
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Cottage industry expo for local food entrepreneurs


July 5, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of selling your own cheese or marketing your grandmother’s jam recipe? Budding entrepreneurs are invited to the first annual Tampa Bay Cottage Industry Expo to hear experts from the University of Florida Institute of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Food Safety, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Featured Hot Topic, Hillsborough County, Mary Campbell, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Stephen Gran, Tampa Bay Cottage Industry Expo, Whitney Elmore

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