If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you.
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Plant Clinic Frequently Asked Questions
The Plant Clinic is a resource for Orange County residents that provides research-based information to help with landscape problems or care. It is a partnership between the UF/IFAS Extension Office and ... READ MORE
Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic
Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control ... READ MORE
Congratulations Master Gardeners.
Despite the Covid19 limitations, Taylor County Master Gardeners documented over 1,000 hours in 2021. This does not include the many hours not recorded that are just “good-doers” (quoted from the Oz). In ... READ MORE
When we are having problems with our lawns or plants, the first thing that comes to mind is often that it is a pest or disease. We often overlook that it could be a problem with the soil. One of the first questions that I ask when folks come ... READ MORE
Similar to people, plants need the proper nutrients to flourish. Unlike people, plants are anchored in place by the very mechanism that takes in nutrients, their roots. In a world without people, plants would be found in their ideal location ... READ MORE
By RUTH BORGER
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers interested in participating in the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus nutrition counseling program should register by February 15, 2021.
Last year, ... READ MORE
Why is testing your soil so important?
Some producers have their soils evaluated every year while other may not do it at all. If you submit a soil sample for testing with the UF/IFAS Soils lab you will receive information such as pH, phosphorus ... READ MORE
Why do I need a soil pH test?
We have completed hundreds of soil pH tests over the past few years at our office and this questions usually comes up. Here are some ideas of what soil pH testing will and won't tell you.
What it tells you:
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July isn’t the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not, spend the day with master gardeners learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape. Attendees are sure to see a plant or ... READ MORE