Growing your own leaf lettuce can be a rewarding and tasty experience, but it's crucial to know the ins and outs of providing the right conditions for a thriving crop. Here's a concise guide to the optimal growing conditions and care for your ... READ MORE
The Joys of Growing Elephant Garlic
By Molly Jameson
One of my all-time favorite vegetables to grow and eat is elephant garlic. While related to garlic, elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) is actually considered a bulbing leek. Like ... READ MORE
Want to grow a vegetable garden but don’t know where to start? Raised bed gardens give you the ability to put a garden anywhere you have at least six hours of sunlight and access to water, regardless of your native soil type.
See the fact ... READ MORE
Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals
UF/IFAS researchers are surveying agricultural professionals on the impact of COVID-19. The intent of the project is to capture the stories within the Florida food ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about industrial hemp and its possible potential to impact Florida’s agricultural industry. I thought I would share what the University of Florida/IFAS is doing to understand how this crop might grow in ... READ MORE
Spring is in the air, and that means temperatures are warming up and tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops will soon be your preferred attire. Once those highs are steadily in the 80s and 90s, any outdoor activity will become coupled with a bottle ... READ MORE
One of the biggest obstacles a vegetable gardener faces is how to supply crops with healthy soil that can support crop growth all season long. Many native soils in Florida are stripped of imperative nutrients that crops need to grow, are too ... READ MORE
Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields.
But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction ... READ MORE
Please join us for the 2018 Spring Backyard Gardening Series!
The two-day series is March 6 and March 13, 2018, 5:45-8:00 p.m., at the Leon County Extension Office (615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301). Registration and payment ... READ MORE