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Food for Thought


December 18, 2020

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 foods but with fruits and vegetables it ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Extension, Vegetable, Vegetables
Lots of red tomatoes

Time to Plant those Fall Vegetables!


August 3, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Vegetable
Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Much Ado About Epsom Salt


May 20, 2020

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 beautiful with plants, gardening ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Epsom Salt, Garden Fertilizer, Gardening, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Master Gardeners, Vegetable, Vegetables
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Master Gardener training begins January 25th


December 31, 2019

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 until the last Wednesday ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Vegetable
Close up of color fruits and vegetables

Don’t forget to eat your vegetables.


December 27, 2019

Your parents were right Your parents probably told you to eat your vegetables. Over and over again. You knew they were right, and hopefully you came to love them. Vegetables that is, I'm sure you love your parents too. It's true, vegetables ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Vegetable, Vegetables
Worker Honey bee feeds on pink salvia flower

Beekeeping, not just a hobby.


August 27, 2019

The incredible honey bee There is nothing quite like a the honey bee. They are one of natures great pollinators. While doing that job they store wonderful honey. They also store pollen, form propolis and they produce something called royal ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bees, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Honeybees, Insects, Pollination, Pollinator Plants, Vegetable
Lots of red tomatoes

Trouble with Tomatoes


August 2, 2019

Not how we do it up North? When it comes to gardening, Florida is just different. Northern gardener bite their lips and try not to scream when they first try their craft in Florida. It’s not that great produce can’t be grown here. Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Pollination, Tomato, Tomatoes, Vegetable
Lots of red tomatoes

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes


December 21, 2018

A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don't understand Florida's vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Winter Gardening

Timing your Florida Vegetable Garden


December 27, 2017

Florida's bountiful vegetables Florida is known for a lot of unique things. Palm trees, beaches, warm breezes, orange trees, and cattle are signature Florida images. Vegetable fields do not come to most people's minds, partly because most ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Agriculture, Florida Vegetable Growing Guide, Gardens, Highlands County, Master Gardeners, Tomato, Tomatoes, Vegetable

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