There may be instances when you want to sow seed in containers instead of directly sowing into the ground or a raised bed. Some vegetables easily adapt to being transplanted. Starting seeds in smaller containers and then moving them up to a ... READ MORE
From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some transmit disease pathogen ... READ MORE
by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry
What are mangroves?
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for ... READ MORE
Nature Coast Master Gardeners (NCMG) teamed-up with sixty-five children and a dozen adults during the 2022 Levy County Library Summer Program. In cooperation with Darlene Slattery, Levy County Library Director and Layce Hallman, Library Office ... READ MORE
Early Europeans believed the sudden, seemingly overnight appearance of mushroom and toadstool proved fairies and malicious spirits had been in the area. Mushroom are the reproductive structure of fungi. Mushroom spores aide in dispersal ... READ MORE
Children ages 7-13 are invited to attend “A Taste of Italy," June 13-17, 2022. During this fun hands-on program, they will explore plant life cycle through crafts and transplanting oregano. Free plants for participants at Levy County Libraries.
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Floridians may pick up free vegetable starter seed packets beginning Monday, May 9th. While supplies last, pick up seed at Levy County Extension Center, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson or from one of the 59 participating University of Florida ... READ MORE
"Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration." ~ Lou Erickson
Florida’s winter and spring tend to be drier months. The gardener should plan on providing supplemental irrigation. A supply of quality water, ... READ MORE
Joseph MacKenzie, Levy County Forester and Barbara L. Edmonds, Horticulture PA, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County collaborated with Jennifer Bray, Assistant Principal, Bronson Middle-High School during an Arbor Day 2022 program.
Addressing faculty ... READ MORE
A bit of garden wit, ascribed to Dave Barry, “your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor's motorized garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one."
Turn soils ... READ MORE