Chives are a perennial member of the onion family. Onion chives (Allium schoenoprasum) and garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) are both reliable pops of green in a Keys herb garden. They produce attractive edible flowers and provide a source ... READ MORE
Also known locally as wild tomato or currant tomato, the Everglades tomato is a wonder for gardeners in the Florida Keys. The tomato blooms and fruits all year long, is tolerant of our alkaline soil, brackish water, salt winds, and is resistant ... READ MORE
Roselle, a relative of hibiscus, was once used widely as an edible plant in Florida. The flowers are less showy than other hibiscus varieties, but their calyces (sepals at the base of the flower) are amazing! As the flower dies the calyx ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Come out next Saturday, June 16th, to the Tropical Fruit Festival in Key West at The Truman Little White House. The event starts at 9:00 am and goes till 1:00 pm. This is a free event for residents and visitors of the Keys.
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Summertime is the best time of year to solarize the garden beds to manage weeds, nematodes, diseases and soil insects. The soil surface is covered with a clear plastic, which allows sunlight to pass through and heat up the soil to temperatures ... READ MORE
If a Keys gardener refers to a lime tree, it may be Key lime, a wild lime, or perhaps even a Spanish lime. All unrelated!
Key limes, Citrus aurantifolia Swingle http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ch092 . Those wonderful round yellow fruits, were ... READ MORE
The first blustery cold front is blowing through the Florida Keys, and now is the time for vegetable gardening. The most popular garden vegetable plant grown is the tomato (actually a fruit). Before planting your tomatoes do your homework. ... READ MORE