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Guacamole in a bowl

National Guacamole Day, September 16th

Horticulture Agent Nickie Munroe on telephone
October 26, 2021

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

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Alligator-pear, Avocado Cultivars, Avocado Growing In Florida, Avocado Recipes, Avocado-pear, Fresh From Florida Avocado, Game Day Snacks, Growing Avocado, Guacamole, Guacamole Recipes, National Guacamole Day
an onion patch with a hand-painted garden sign stating little veg

Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now

Horticulture Agent Nickie Munroe on telephone
October 26, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biological Control, Container Garden, Fall Vegetable Garden, Florida Garden Soil, Florida Soil, Florida Vegetable Garden, Organic Matter, PH Testing, Raised Beds, Scouting The Garden, Small Gardens, Soil
Concrete swimming pool

Hurricane Prep for your Pool


October 20, 2020

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm. Following are some tips, do's and don'ts when it comes to pool preparation prior to and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: After Storm Clean-up, Hurricane Pool Prep, Pool Care Before Storm, Pool Clean-up, Pool Treatment, Residential Pool, Storm Prep For Pools

Gardening with Ginger and Turmeric


July 28, 2020

Here in South Florida there are many species of spices we can grow in our gardens. Ginger, Zingiber officinale, and Turmeric, Curcuma longa, are just two popular spices that can grow well in our Florida gardens. Both are beneficial in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Buying Ginger, Cleaning Ginger, Cooking With Ginger, Crops For Shade, Ginger, Golden Milk, Harvesting Ginger, Storing Ginger, Turmeric
a bee visiting a flower

Helping Pollinators Spring Into Action

Horticulture Agent Nickie Munroe on telephone
May 6, 2020

If you are anything like me, you might already have a few plants that provide for pollinators. Last year, when I started to renovate my landscape, I knew I wanted to plant various spaces to welcome pollinators and help them find food sources ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Puddling, FFL, Firefush, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Gaillardia, Landscape Renovation, Milkweed, Monarchs, Native Plants, Plumbago, Pollinators, Zinnias

Tunicates (aka Sea Squirts)

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May 12, 2014

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Brevard County, Environment, Florida Sea Grant, Indian River Lagoon, Oceans, Sea Squirt, Tunicates, Water

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