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Tag: Mulch

‘Tis the Season for U-Pick Blueberries!

June 8, 2016

There is something almost magical about picking vibrantly blue blueberries off a bush and eating them fresh. If you watch the blueberries develop, you see them go from shades of pale green and blush red to dark and puffy and bright blue. When ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Blue Sky Berry Farm, Blueberries, Blueberry Springs Farm, Edible Landscape, Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Fruit Trees, Green Meadows Farm, Highbush, Mulch, Myrtle Creek Farm, Native Plants, Panhandle Gardening, Perennials, Rabbiteye, U-pick, U-pick Locater, Vaccinium, Vaccinium Ashei, Vaccinium Corymbosum, Wild Blueberry Species

Keep It Covered with Mulch

April 14, 2016

Do you have a bare spot that you would like to see go away? How about a problem getting something to grow in a particular area? I’m not talking about that receding hairline or bald spot, I’m talking about your lawns and gardens. Many residents ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Best Management Practices, Erosion Control, General Gardening, Mulch, Panhandle Gardening, Pine Bark, Pine Straw, Reduce Stormwater Runoff, Soil Management

Soil: What’s Alive Beneath Our Feet?

January 22, 2015

You’re digging up a ridiculously stubborn patch of Florida betony when an earthworm crawls across your path. As you break apart the soil in your hands a world of active organisms is being sifted through your fingers. Fertile soil is teeming ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Fertilizer, General Gardening, Healthy Soil, Microbes, Mulch, Organisms, Panhandle Gardening, Plant Growth, Soil, Soil Activity, Soil Management, Winter 2015

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