As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE
Calling all Hernando County Residents!
The UF/IFAS Extension is conducting a research project to gain insights into homeowners' knowledge and opinions regarding lawn fertilizing practices and fertilizer ordinances in Hernando County. Your perspective ... READ MORE
West Central Florida's warm and sunny climate provides an ideal environment for cultivating a variety of edible plants. One underused tropical shrub that not only flourishes in this region but also adds a burst of flavor to your landscape is ... READ MORE
As we transition from winter to early spring, many residents in Hernando County may find their flowering shrubs displaying signs of winter weather wear and tear. However, there's no need to worry. Late February into early March provides an ideal ... READ MORE
Florida's natural ecosystems are under threat from the invasion of non-native plants, which is contributing to the decline of native biotic communities throughout the state. One of the most aggressive of these invaders is the Brazilian Peppertree, ... READ MORE
What Can I Grow During The Summer?
Summer in West Central Florida offers an excellent opportunity for gardeners to cultivate a variety of heat-loving vegetables. The problem is that many traditional vegetable crops do not grow well ... READ MORE
Growing Sweet Potatoes in West Central Florida:
Sweet potatoes are a staple crop in West Central Florida, and with the right techniques, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of these delicious and nutritious tubers. Here are some key tips to successfully ... READ MORE
Growing Calabaza in West Central Florida:
Calabaza, a type of winter squash, is a popular crop in West Central Florida due to its adaptability to the region's warm and sunny climate. If you're looking to add this versatile and flavorful squash ... READ MORE
Growing Yard Long Beans in West Central Florida:
Yard long beans, also known as asparagus beans or snake beans, are a heat-loving crop that thrives in the warm and sunny climate of West Central Florida. These long, slender beans are not only ... READ MORE
As a homeowner in Hernando County, you may be thinking about planting trees in your landscape. Trees are a great addition to any yard, providing shade, beauty, and many environmental benefits. However, it's important to choose the right trees ... READ MORE