Why does soil pH matter?
The foundation of every successful garden starts with quality soil. Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, turf, shrubs, or any other plant matter, you must be aware of your soil pH and understand that it can ... READ MORE
Edible ornamental landscaping is the combination of edible and non-edible ornamental plants. Selecting and maintaining plants according to the Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles can provide an edible ornamental landscape that is attractive, ... READ MORE
Marion County 4-H will be holding 3 day camps for youth to participate in this summer. These camps are open to existing Marion County 4-H Members and youth residents of Marion County. All ages are as of September 1, 2022. Read the descriptions ... READ MORE
If you're looking for a bright pop of yellow color in your flower garden, look no further than the lovely Rudbeckia. There are actually 9 species of Rudbeckia native to Florida (Atlas of Florida Plants), but the most famous of them are the ... READ MORE
We quickly said yes when Happy Trails 4-H Club Leader, Bobbi Barnes, approached the office about hosting a horse show clinic. The clinic was February 17th, at the SELP North Arena and there were around twenty youth in attendance, along with ... READ MORE
Owning horses is like having potato chips, you can’t have just one. With each horse comes a labor of love in ensuring they are well managed, especially when it comes to overseeing their gut function and keeping them free of colic, ulcers, ... READ MORE
Chickens have been domesticated for thousands of years across Asia, Europe, and now the Americas. As a result of selective breeding for desirable characteristics, such as for egg or meat production, they are not as robust as their wild ancestors. ... READ MORE
Celebrated from November 16 through the 23, Farm City Week is a partnership between Farmers and the Community.
The week’s celebration recognizes the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities that make American food safe ... READ MORE
Typical gardens revolve around annual food crops that are seasonally planted and then harvested. Rather than have long gaps between each harvest, consider a food garden that contains crops that can be harvested or consumed when you are ready.
There ... READ MORE
As we are experiencing our first cold front of the year and we are settling into pumpkin spice and soup season, it is time to evaluate the nutritional needs of our livestock and if they are in need of additional supplementation. Hopefully you ... READ MORE