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
Skip the Birdfeeder, Plant a Tree
Originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat
By Rachel Mathes
Birdfeeders are great additions to the wildlife-friendly landscape, but they can be a hassle to keep clean and filled up, especially ... 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
Trap Crops Help Combat Pests in the Garden
By Molly Jameson
To be a successful gardener, it is important to have an integrated approach to handling obstacles in the garden.
These considerations include techniques such ... READ MORE
Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices
As part of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and UF/IFAS Extension statewide collaboration, anyone having suspicious seed packages that have ... 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
Florida Anise: An Underused Native Shrub
(This article originally appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat on June 14, 2019)
By Mike Fagan
So often when we are planting our landscape, we look at what our neighbors and friends have planted. ... 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
UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Master Gardeners of Leon County have partnered with the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship to lead multiple educational activities at this year’s Leon County Sustainable Community Summit.
The conference ... READ MORE