Category: Fruits & Vegetables

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

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

Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale / May 11, 2019

Echinacea

Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. until Noon.  These are all plants started and nurtured by our Master Gardeners in their greenhouse and propagation grounds.  We will have native… Read More

Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

Panorama view of Italian farm

By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More