It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a "real winter". However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change. The Master Gardeners often ... READ MORE
It is officially Fall. We have been given an extra hour of sleep. And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth. We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for the "Entertainment Season." Careful ... READ MORE
The Season for the Pumpkin
The Autumn season screams cooler weather, warm colors, rich spices, and Pumpkin. I adore pumpkin, including all its many varieties. There are also many ways to prepare the winter squash, and I have not found a recipe ... READ MORE
September 16th is National Guacamole Day! Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now?
The Humble Avocado
Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears. Where I grew up, we called them ... READ MORE
One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits. It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to Florida from a slightly cooler region. Having ... READ MORE
When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes. Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things.
The Bad "Haircut"
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By Leslie N. Munroe with Yvonne Florian
Land erosion is an issue all over the state of Florida because of our sandy soils and abundant rain. The Indian River County Extension office receives numerous inquiries from our coastal residents ... READ MORE
by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian
Right Here, Right Now
Fall 2021 growing season is here. Have you started your vegetable garden yet? If your answer is, "no", here are a few tips to help you on your way.
Invest in your soil
Your soil ... READ MORE
By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agricultural Extension Agent III,
The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension's annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading ... READ MORE
The Other Florida Residents
Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone ... READ MORE