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Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

What’s with the name? A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). With Blossom end rot, tomatoes begin to rot while still on the plant, opposite of where the stem is… Read More

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale in Escambia County

Get a jump on growing Florida’s favorite fruit at the Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer information and demonstrations on container edibles,… Read More

Drone Images Detect Two Tomato Diseases with 99% Accuracy

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third… Read More

Escambia County Spring Gardening Programs Update

Our Spring Gardening sessions have been changed but we still hope to offer community programs once our health crisis passes.  We will keep you updated as things change. Saturday, May 2, 2020: Spring Plant Sale 8:00 a.m. –… Read More

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes

A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don’t understand Florida’s vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels out of state… Read More