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Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas is over – What should I do with my real tree?

December 27, 2018

By: Greg Barton, Marion County Forester, Florida Forest Service The presents have been opened, the cookies eaten, the parties attended, the eggnog is gone, and the in-laws have headed back home. Sooner or later the decorations will have ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Bird Feeder, Disposal, Feeding Station, Live Tree, Pine, Tree
Panorama view of Italian farm

Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

November 14, 2018

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food Systems, Grapes, Italy, Lemons, Mediterranean, Olives, Pergolas, Pomegranates, Southern Italy

Start Your Winter Vegetable Garden

October 23, 2018

As the weather begins to cool down in the fall, this is the signal it's time to start your winter vegetable garden. The first thing you want to do is consider where you want to grow your vegetables. Generally, it is best to have the garden ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Agriculture, Florida, Food, Irrigation, Planting Seeds, Seedling, Sustainable, Varieties, Water
closeup of longleaf pine trees

Pines and Fall Color

September 25, 2018

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment. The iconic image of autumn is a landscape of brilliant colored ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Autumn, Cone-bearing, Evergreen, Fall, Needle Drop, Needle Loss, Needles, Pine, Pine Needle Mulch, Pine Trees, Pines, Recycle

Summer is Time to Solarize Your Garden

August 13, 2018

By solarizing your vegetable garden, you can kill weed seeds and pests in the soil, including nematodes, (tiny worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots) without using chemicals. Basically, you will be covering your garden with clear plastic ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: August, Garden Beds, Gardens, July, June, Nematodes, Pests, Summer, Vegetable Gardens, Weed Seeds, Weeds

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