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Growing Backyard Blueberries & Blackberries – Online Course

This self-paced online course teaches you how to grow blueberry and blackberry plants in Florida home gardens. Topics include variety selection, preparing to plant, care and maintenance, pest management, and even a section on raspberries! Registration allows access… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Greens in the Cool Season Garden

Greens are a mainstay in the Florida Cool Season garden. Leafy greens are nutritious as well as bountiful in a well maintained vegetable garden. When harvested and prepared properly in the kitchen, they make many excellent and interesting… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – Tomatoes

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating at the same time.  If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the sunshine state can quickly… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – Caterpillars

By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating at the same time.  If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the sunshine state can quickly… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Cool Season Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

This is the second vegetable garden season of the year. It is the longest vegetable gardening season with almost five months of growing the easiest vegetables you will enjoy. It will be cooler. It will have fewer insect… Read More

Gardening During the Pandemic: Finding a Refuge

Gardens have been associated with healing since ancient times, and people have long turned to gardens as places of refuge.  During these current days of health, economic and other concerns, the need for healing and refuge is paramount. … Read More

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

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…. Read More

Advice for Vegetable Garden Success

The University of Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide is a wonderful resource for those who are getting started gardening and growing some edible plants.  As you look through the publication, you will see a chart for the different portions… Read More

Garden Guide and Journal Available for Sale

How do you plan your garden and landscape for the upcoming season? Do you need a place to refer to for monthly tips and to record garden successes (and failures)? The Your Polk Yard, a 12-Month Garden Guide… Read More