You may have noticed that the weather can be unpredictable at times here in Hernando County, especially during the winter months. One minute it's warm and sunny, and the next it's cold and rainy. This can be a problem for our vegetable gardens, ... READ MORE
Fall and winter in Central Florida are the best times of year to grow vegetables in the garden!
We have a series of virtual classes coming up, beginning with Planning Your Best Fall Vegetable Garden Ever on September 27 at 10:00am. Free registration ... READ MORE
Growing pineapples at home is easy!
Interested in adding a patch of pineapples to your home garden? Learn how to grow perfect pineapples from University of Florida researchers and take home 3 Ananas comosus 'Florida Special' pineapple plants ... READ MORE
What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
It never works out well!
I’m amazed how many people ask our office or on social media why their vegetable plants look so bad here during the summer. “My tomatoes have black leaves, what is this insect, what is wrong with my kale and what ... READ MORE