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New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables from Seeds or Transplants


April 12, 2020

It is a lot of fun to grow vegetables from seeds, and reasonably cost effective. A packet of tomato seeds may cost $2.49 (plus shipping) and you will have about 15-20 seeds in a packet. If they all germinate, you will have more tomato seedlings ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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New Vegetable Gardener — Why You Should Plant Your Own Vegetables?


April 10, 2020

Usually when I ask for answers to this question, I hear that there isn’t enough time or space to grow my own vegetables. But with the current “Stay at Home” order to aid in social distancing, there is plenty of time and with more information, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: COVID19, Fruits And Vegetables, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

Artificial Lighting for Growing Vegetables at Home


April 9, 2020

The sun is an excellent form of light and is very affordable, but it may not always be available. Growing vegetables with artificial lights provides growers with an opportunity to defeat the seasons and to grow food in a variety of locations. ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alternative Ag, Artificial Lights, Cflandscapes, Grow Lights, Home Grow, Horticulture, Hwooten, LED, Urban Ag, Vegetable Gardening
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New Vegetable Gardener — Where Should You Put Your Garden?


April 8, 2020

Vegetables grow best in full sun (at least 5-6 hours a day). The garden should be near a water source so you can maintain a moderately moist growing media (potting mix, soil or compost) throughout the gardening season. The garden should also ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

New Vegetable Gardener — Irrigation with Reclaimed Water


April 6, 2020

I often get questions relating to the safety of using reclaimed water in gardens. I don’t know if you will find yourself in that situation but here are the answers you will need if the question comes up: One of the largest obstacles to reclaimed ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable Gardening
cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables in Central Florida


April 3, 2020

Understanding the vegetable garden seasons in Central Florida will save you a lot of frustration. You should download and read the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VH/VH02100.pdf) for a complete understanding ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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How to Take a Good Plant Sample


March 31, 2020

One of the great benefits of working with UF/IFAS Extension is that local experts are working in every county in Florida using science to solve problems, especially those related to lawns and landscapes! These experts are known as “Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Disease, Horticulture, Landscape, Plant Clinic, Sample, Samples, Taking Samples, What Is Wrong With Plant

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