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Right Plant, Right Pot


December 6, 2022

We have officially reached the season of cooler weather (well, cooler weather for Florida, that is).  It also means there's cooler things to plant, and we begin to see some of our favorite northern vegetables migrate down to Florida for the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Container Gardening, Residential Horticulture, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Garden

In the Garden, We Grow: A Garden’s Pest

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August 10, 2022

The Inevitable Pests It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Fruit, Garden, IntheGardenWeGrow, IPM, Pests, UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County, Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening

Heirloom Tomatoes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (but almost always tasty)


October 9, 2020

A Primer on Growing Tomatoes The tomato plant is a member of Solanaceae or nightshade family. A native of Central and South America, tomatoes have expanded geographically as they are also a well suited vegetable for temperate climates. Tomatoes ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Heirloom, Ocextension, Tomato, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening
Sunflowers as cover crop, UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Cover Cropping in Summer

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July 24, 2020

In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the landscape anyway. Often, the area is left without ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Buckwheat, Calendula, Celosia, Cover Crops, Crop Families, Crop Rotation, Marigolds, Nitrogen Fixers, Ornamental Cover Crops, Summer Cover Crop, Sunflowers, Vegetable Garden, Weed Suppression, Zinnias

Stuck at home? Here are 8 family-friendly gardening activities you can do in your own backyard!


March 20, 2020

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Family-friendly Gardening, Gardening, Gardening With Children, Seeds, Vegetable Garden
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Chester Ochs 4-H Center to Open Community Garden in Fall


May 3, 2019

The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it's first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019. The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening. (more…) READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture
Tags: 4-H, Community Garden, Garden, Pinellas County, Vegetable Garden, Volunteer, Youth, Youth Development
Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden Prep: Step-by-step videos to help you get started

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May 2, 2019

Starting a vegetable garden for the first time? Need a refresher in laying out a square foot garden grid? We offer a series of videos to help you start a successful vegetable garden. Learn how to: Properly lay ground cloth Lay a square ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Vegetable Garden
Cool Season Vegetables

What to Plant Now – Cool Season Veggies


August 21, 2018

It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden. In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather season starts ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

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