In January, many folks try new habits, hobbies, and take on cleaning projects, too. Let’s talk about all three in relation to seeds. Over time stored seeds may lose their ability to germinate and grow. What do you do if you are clearing ... READ MORE
Have old seeds packets and wondering if the seeds are still viable to grow in the garden?
Many seeds will last for years if stored correctly in a cool, dry, indoor environment. Follow these simple steps to test your old seeds.
Gather your ... READ MORE
Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across the globe who grow tomatoes in their ... READ MORE
We are all eager to get back into our gardens, but right now can seem like the less fun part of Florida vegetable gardens. Weeds, pests, and heat have taken over. So what can we do NOW to prepare for fall?
Pull those weeds
Hand pulling weeds ... READ MORE
What is going on with the seeds?
Recently, there have been reports of people receiving packages of seeds in the mail. What is weird is that they did not order the seeds and have no idea where they came from. There have been reports in multiple ... READ MORE
Since ancient times humans have been propagating plants for foods, clothing, and eye appeal. Today, there are three main techniques that can be used to propagate plants including, the usage of seeds, use of cuttings (including air layering), ... READ MORE
By Sara Weber
Plant a vegetable garden. There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida. Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year. You can use seeds right ... READ MORE
By Pamela Phillippe
You will need the following items:
Resealable plastic bags – quart or gallon, depending on plants chosen
Plants or seeds
Craft knife or scissors – for parent to use
Craft stick or wooden ... READ MORE
Microgreens, sprouts, and baby greens are simply greens harvested and consumed at an immature state. These tiny plants pack a punch - they have 4-40 times the nutrition of their full grown counterparts! Gourmet chefs love microgreens, but since ... READ MORE
Many people are starting seeds for their fall garden, and a common question we hear is, “Can I used ‘expired’ seeds?” The answer is yes! Many seeds are viable years past the expiration date on their package. What changes over time is ... READ MORE