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New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Kids


April 29, 2020

When did your love of gardening begin? It was probably when you were a kid and a parent or grandparent shared their love of gardening with you. Vegetable gardens offer numerous benefits to a kid. Vegetable gardening can be fun for the entire ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Life Skills, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables, Youth
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New Vegetable Gardener — No Backyard for a Garden???


April 27, 2020

Growing your own food, both vegetables and herbs, can be challenging if you do not have enough space in the backyard for a garden or you don’t have a backyard at all. Don’t give up on the thought of growing your own food. Grow them in containers. You ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Container Gardening, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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New Vegetable Gardener — Organic Practices in the Backyard Vegetable Garden


April 25, 2020

When a group of backyard gardeners get together and talk about the organic practices they use in the vegetable gardens, you will often hear information that is confusing, such as I don’t use chemicals in my garden, I use only natural products ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Fertilizer, Food, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Healthy Living, Horticulture, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pests, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Fewer Pesticides – Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


April 23, 2020

Pesticides are greatly misunderstood by many and incorrectly used by some. Do we need to use pesticides at all in the vegetable garden? I know many of you just jumped on this question with a resounding “NO!” You could be wrong, but chemical ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Healthy Living, Horticulture, Life Skills, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pests, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

Key Considerations for Achieving Gardening Goals


April 21, 2020

This gardening guide will help you to achieve your gardening goals! Determine your goals as a grower Feed yourself or family? Feed others? Make money and grow business? Businesses should consult the Florida Direct Marketing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Garden, Growing System, Home Garden, Homegrown, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Start Garden, Urban Ag, Vegetable
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New Vegetable Gardener — Soil Testing; pH and Nutrients


April 21, 2020

It is always good to know if you have sufficient nutrients in the soil and if the soil will allow your vegetable plants to take up those nutrients. This is a simple test and should be performed once every three years if you are aggressively ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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New Vegetable Gardener — Irrigation and Fertilizer (Getting a Little Technical)


April 19, 2020

This topic is very critical to the productivity of your new vegetable garden. Water and fertilizer are closely linked. Without water, nutrients (fertilizer) will not be made available to your plants. Without nutrients, water, and sunlight, plants ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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New Vegetable Gardener — Plan Your Garden


April 16, 2020

Just what do I mean by “Plan Your Garden”? We already talked about the amount of sunshine needed, close to a water source and away from trees. What more do you need to plant seeds or transplants? Lots more; let’s get started. How large ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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New Vegetable Gardener — Florida Soil Needs Help


April 14, 2020

So far we have discussed the need for a new calendar for growing vegetables, answered the question if reclaimed water was safe to use in the vegetable garden, how to grow seeds into transplants, why you should grow your own vegetables, and where ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

Easy Herbs for Central Florida


April 13, 2020

Even if you don’t particularly like to cook, having access to fresh herbs right outside your door can elevate your meals to near-gourmet! Here are some of the easiest - and most unusual - herbs for Central Florida. Cuban oregano (Plectranthus ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Basil, Bay Tree, Florida-friendly Landscape, Herbs, Holy Basil, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Turmeric

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