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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Growing Florida Vegetables

Lots of red tomatoes

Florida vegetables Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don’t fret, Florida is a… Read More

Planting for Pollinators

Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don’t have anything blooming.  There actually is a lot more to it than… Read More

Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

Title page, Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

The aloof Florida spring Whew! Spring has been kind to us this year. Instead of the usual week of spring, we must have enjoyed around ten days. There is nothing better than a crisp spring… Read More

Growing food in your landscape

Growing food in your landscaping

Don’t go hungry Food glorious food. It grows on trees. Really, also on bushes and shrubs and even ground covers. Going hungry doesn’t seem like an option when you can grow food.  Growing food in… Read More

Food for Thought

Title photo, Food for thought. Food security and the home gardener

Food Security Food security has become a hot subject for some folks. With commodities moving quickly around our globe it’s hard to say just where your food is coming from. Labeling may help with some… Read More

Time to Plant those Fall Vegetables!

Lots of red tomatoes

Some like it hot! If you grow your own vegetables in Florida you already know that our hot summer nights combined with high humidity is not an ideal situation for growing vegetables. Also, insects seem… Read More

Much Ado About Epsom Salt

Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Healthy and happy gardening While many of you are confined to your homes, you may have found escape outdoors to your garden.  Whether harvesting fruits of your labor or just making your yard and surroundings… Read More

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

Lots of red tomatoes

What’s with the name? A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). With Blossom end rot, tomatoes begin to rot while still on the plant, opposite of where… Read More

Master Gardener training begins January 25th

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science logo over the Florida Master Gardener Logo

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class kicks off. After that first Saturday class, classes will be on Wednesdays… Read More