Spring rush and lazy days of summer yield to days of diminishing daylight. We wanted to get one more crop in the garden. Our pick for cool season cultivation? Strawberries!
Strawberries are a cool season annual in North Florida, flowering ... READ MORE
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
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
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."
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I’ll be first to admit gardening is hard work. Over the years, the man of the mower has put in sweat and toiled to draw forth an edible bounty. Working the land has revealed a great deal about previous land use. Charred wood, metal farm implements ... 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!
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This is a three-part* program to improve gardening skill and knowledge.
“Culinary Herbs” includes discussion and instruction on herb and spring season vegetables including sowing seed and potting up edibles. You will leave with plants and ... READ MORE
Collard greens are a delicious additive to several egg dishes. If you are looking for a vegetable that is delicious and packed full of nutrients Collard Greens is your go-to veggie. Collard greens are low in calories and fat, cholesterol-free, ... READ MORE