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
The muscadine is believed to be one of the first native grape species cultivated in North America. Its fruit is popular in jellies, eating in hand, juice and winemaking. And, there is growing interest in muscadine sparkling wine!
To control ... READ MORE
From a distance, white blooms draw your attention when a lot of other trees are still bare. A closer look reveals clusters of fragrant whitish flowers. Bloom appear in early spring prior to, or with, leaf flush. Prunus angustifolia prefers ... READ MORE
This is a three-part program to improve gardening skill and knowledge.
“What’s the Deal with Invasive Plants” with Dr. Jason Ferrell and Christine Felds, UF Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
“Table Herbs” includes discussion ... READ MORE
On the sixth day of winter,
a dear friend gave to me,
sandy mounds of soil.
What's making these HUGE piles of dirt? They seem to 'show up' overnight.
Turns out the culprit is an ecological engineer. Geomys pinetis is a mammal with hairless ... READ MORE
Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 2021 Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, Saturday November 20, 2021: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday November 21, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
In an ideal ... READ MORE
On the fourth day of winter
a dear friend gave to me
four assorted birds.
Making small changes in the landscape benefit winged visitors. At minimum, birds need food, water, cover and space to bear and raise young. It is possible to balance ... READ MORE