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Crop Rotation Sensation


October 10, 2022

As the fall season begins in Florida, the shortening days and cooler temperatures spur many vegetable gardeners into action. Fall is a great season to begin gardening, because the cooler temperatures and less intense rain set the perfect stage ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Residential Horticulture, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening

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

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 


July 1, 2022

Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 5 Food Groups, Broward County, Container Gardening, Diet, Fiber, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Fruits And Vegetables Contain Water, Gardening A Great Outdoor Activity, Gardening Considerations, Health Benefits, Herbs, How Many Fruits And Vegetables Should I Eat Each Day?, MyPlate, Nutritional Intake, Overall Healthy Diet, Potassium, Reap The Benefits Of Healthy Eating, Stay Hydrated, Summer Health Benefits, Think Wise, Vegetable, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Watch Portion Size

Incredible Edible Landscaping

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May 19, 2022

Food for the taking Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible. Those supposedly were the famous words of world-renowned food forager, Euell Gibbons, on a grape-nuts commercial in the ’70s. Not many of us would be interested in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetable
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Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens

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May 18, 2022

Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Fruit Tree, Irrigation, Microirrigation, Orange County, Resources, Spray, Vegetable, Water
The 2019 Master Gardener class, plus Pete (center blue cap) demonstrate soil sampling.

Growing a Green Thumb; Vegetable Garden Soil Testing


March 4, 2022

I’ll be first to admit gardening is hard work. Over the years, the man of the mower has put in sweat and toiled to draw forth an edible bounty. Working the land has revealed a great deal about previous land use. Charred wood, metal farm implements ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Growing A Green Thumb, Master Gardener, Vegetable, Water Quality

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