The 4-H year is in full swing and the holiday season is upon us. That means that we are gearing up for our annual holiday contest, the Highlands County 4-H Holiday Bakeoff. This contest is open to all 4-H youth in Highlands County as well as ... READ MORE
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 foods but with fruits and vegetables it ... READ MORE
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 to thrive in the heat and are likely to ... READ MORE
Why Home remedies?
Home remedies sound like a great idea. For thousands of years, we lived that way. If we didn't have a home remedy, we didn't have a remedy. Enter the 21st century; we now have stores where we can pick up things with the simple ... READ MORE
What is propagation?
Propagation is simply the process of starting new plants. A common way of propagation is, of course, germinating seeds. Propagation with seeds is known as sexual propagation. Some problems with growing plants from seed ... READ MORE
Florida's summer plantings are different
Florida's Summer plantings need to be hardy if they are to make it through the heat and humidity. For the same reasons we don't grow vegetables here in the summer; we also don't grow the same annuals ... READ MORE
Did you buy a bunch of eggs in hopes of dying them for your upcoming Easter celebration? Has the COVID-19 crushed those plans and now left you wondering what you will ever do with all your extra eggs? Luckily there are a lot of neat things that ... READ MORE
The world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, the world stopped before our Spring Break even began. Proms, graduations, awards ceremonies, youth fairs, and so many other social gatherings and events have been canceled. But now, all ... READ MORE
Most youth today are too young to remember what a "Shrinky Dink" is. However, it is a fun activity that children of all ages can still enjoy today. For those of you that are unfamiliar with what a "Shrinky Dink" is, it is a plastic sheet with ... READ MORE
That unsightly black stuff
When a black film we call sooty mold visits your plants and covers the leaves you can be sure of at least one thing. You have an insect problem. Most of you have seen this thin soot like layer on your Citrus, Gardenia, ... READ MORE