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Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing

February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Strawberries

Beat the Heat With a Self-Watering Container Garden

April 22, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Container Gardening, DIY, Self-watering, Self-watering Container, Vegetable Gardening

Leon County Sustainable Community Summit

March 18, 2019

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Leon County Sustainable Community Summit

February 5: Get the Scoop on Raised Bed Gardening

January 7, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Raised Bed Gardening, Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, Seven Days Of Local Delights

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

November 9, 2018

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bacterial Feeding Nematodes, Beneficial Nematodes, Fungal Feeding Nematodes, Insect-parasitic Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, Nematodes, Nutrient Cycling, Plant Nutrient Uptake, Plant-parasitic Nematodes, Predatory Nematodes, Soil Health, Soil Organic Matter, Steinernema Scapterisci

Fall Gardening on the Horizon

August 17, 2018

August is a double-edged sword. The oppressive heat is at its pinnacle – where even the thought of spending time in the garden makes you break into a sweat – but it is also the time of year that visions of fall start coming into focus, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Backyard Gardening Series, Fall Gardening, Gardening Workshop, Leon County Extension, Vegetable Gardening

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