Category: Horticulture

It’s Time to Plant Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Beans Sprouting

Although temperatures remain hot, the day length is growing notably shorter and soon temperatures will begin to cool to a point that will allow outdoor activities again.  It is time to begin to think about Florida’s second gardening… Read More

Lethal Bronzing Confirmed in Marion County

Lethal Bronzing in Marion County

Lethal bronzing, a fatal palm tree disease, has been confirmed in Marion County. This disease was first discovered in Florida in 2006.  Up until last year it was confirmed in the majority of south Florida and north into… Read More

The Popular Podocarpus

podocarpus hedge

A very common, frequently planted landscape hedge in North-Central Florida is the podocarpus, also called Japanese Yew.  It’s favored for its long, slender, evergreen leaves, ease of maintenance, and tolerance for hedging in tight places.  But did you… Read More

Strawberry Planting Dates and Establishment Practices for Central Florida

Strawberries on plant

Florida strawberries are grown as annuals started from northern-sourced cold-treated young plants set out in September and October. Bare-root plants with their leaves retained yield earlier than plants with leaves removed. However, frequent irrigation (8-14 hours/day for the… Read More