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Category: Agriculture

New Vegetable Gardener — Cool Season Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

This is the second vegetable garden season of the year. It is the longest vegetable gardening season with almost five months of growing the easiest vegetables you will enjoy. It will be cooler. It will have fewer insect… Read More

Peanut Butter Challenge

peanut butter challenge

Join us in the Peanut Butter Challenge, a state-wide donation drive coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers to help feed those in need and support Florida’s peanut producers. Unopened jars will be accepted at 6021 South Conway… Read More

Heirloom Tomatoes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (but almost always tasty)

A Primer on Growing Tomatoes The tomato plant is a member of Solanaceae or nightshade family. A native of Central and South America, tomatoes have expanded geographically as they are also a well suited vegetable for temperate climates…. Read More

Problems With High pH?

soil test bag

Is your landscape lacking vigor, everything looking a little pale, new growth looking kind of sad? Avoid issues with high pH soils. Test the soil before designing the landscape or purchasing and installing the plants. The best solution… Read More

Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure to establish are… Read More

Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves

Brown fallen leaf

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape…. Read More