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Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

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February 16, 2024

For a deep dive into Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, watch our YouTube of the webinar recording. If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, choose a site that is full sun with access to water. Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Hillsborough County Extension Partners with Tampa Family Health Centers to Provide Planter Pots

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November 29, 2023

The Planter Pot Giveaway at the Tampa Family Health Center (TFHC) was a huge success! We provided a total of 90 low-income households with pots, soil and seeds to improve their food security and health. The planter pot kits were provided through ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable Gardening

Tips for Edible Landscaping

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June 20, 2023

View the recording of our Edible Landscaping webinar on YouTube here. The concept of edible landscaping primarily applies to growing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees in a way where it fits in with your home landscape. With proper plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Edible Landscaping, Florida Friendly, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Herb, Hillsborough County, Master Gardener, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County offers Edible Landscaping in Hybrid Format

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May 21, 2023

Interested in growing edible plants in your yard?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday June 15th from 10 to 11:00am to get an introduction to selecting low maintenance, long-lived, edible crops to grow in the home landscape. ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Class, Edible, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Herbs, Hillsborough, Landscaping, Organic, Permaculture, Sustainable, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Uf/ifas Extension, Vegetable

Tips for Florida Homeowners on Fertilizing Plants

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May 17, 2023

Fertilizer can help plants grow but can also have adverse effects on the environment. Be sure to apply best management practices when fertilizing to optimize your plant health without harming our water bodies. Watch the recording of our How ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Grass, Hillsborough County, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteer, Shrub, Tampa, Tree, Tsilvasy, Turf, Vegetables, Video, Youtube

UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County offers Fertilizer Class in Hybrid Format

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April 16, 2023

Turfgrass, vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and palms all have different fertilizer needs. In addition, residents need to be mindful of the fertilizer ordinances in their county and the effect of fertilizer on the environment. Join UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Fruit Tree, Hillsborough County, In Person Class, Nutrition, Palm, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tsilvasy, Turf Grass, Vegetable, Zoom Webinar

UF/IFAS Extension offers Gardening with Native Plants in Hybrid Format

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March 10, 2023

Florida native plants are a smart choice for your landscape. They are well-suited for survival in Florida and provide a number of ecological benefits to our environment. Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday April 13th from ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Annuals, Central Florida, Event, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Native Plants, Hillsborough County, Hybrid, In Person, Online Event, Perennials, Tampa, Trees, Tsilvasy, Uf/ifas Extension, Wildflowers, Zoom

Butterfly Gardening Tips for Central Florida

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March 7, 2023

Watch our webinar recording of Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida here. The key to attracting butterflies to your yard is to plant species that butterflies can use for food and shelter. Larval host plants are specific to butterfly species; ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Garden Design, Hillsborough, Sustainable, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Uf/ifas Extension, Video, Youtube

Soil Testing at UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension

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February 27, 2023

Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control our plant’s water and fertilizer needs, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Hillsborough, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Management, Nutrients, PH, Soil, Soil Ph, Soil Testing, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Uf/ifas Extension

Tips for Starting a Vegetable Garden

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February 6, 2023

For a deep dive into Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, watch our YouTube of the webinar recording. Vegetable Gardening in Florida If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, start by reading the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Compost, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Garden, Hillsborough, Landscape, Seed, Silvasy, Soil, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tsilvasy, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Video, Youtube

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