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Hangry Plants!


January 30, 2023

Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Carbon Dioxide, Cflandscapes, Cultural, Cultural Issues, Deficiencies, Deficiency, Diagnostics, Fertility, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friend, Florida Friendly, Florida Man, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Hungry, Hungry Plant, Hwooten, Light, Npk, Nutrition, Photosynthesis, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Plants, Reading Plants, Recommendations, Soil, Soil Test, Water

Right Plant, Right Pot


December 6, 2022

We have officially reached the season of cooler weather (well, cooler weather for Florida, that is).  It also means there's cooler things to plant, and we begin to see some of our favorite northern vegetables migrate down to Florida for the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Container Gardening, Residential Horticulture, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Garden

Citrus in the Home Landscape Research Project


November 1, 2022

Citrus in Florida Citrus is one of the most vital industries to Florida Agriculture. Unfortunately, over the past few decades, the citrus industry has battled many pests and pathogens that have taken its toll on production. While many new tools ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus In The Home Landscape, Demonstration Garden, Exploration Gardens, Fruits And Vegetables, HLB, Master Gardener, Ocextension, Orange County, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Crop Rotation Sensation


October 10, 2022

As the fall season begins in Florida, the shortening days and cooler temperatures spur many vegetable gardeners into action. Fall is a great season to begin gardening, because the cooler temperatures and less intense rain set the perfect stage ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening
Colorful garden vegetables

World Food Day Brings Attention to Food Insecurity


October 5, 2022

Making healthy food choices is a challenge of willpower for many of us, but for others it simply isn’t an option. According to a USDA report, more than 38 million people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity in 2020. Food insecurity is defined ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #foodinsecurity, #OC4H, #peanutbutterchallenge, #worldfoodday, 4-H, 4-H Events, Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Ocextension, Orange County, Vegetable Gardening, Youth

Blackout Compliant Fertilizers and Amendments

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September 1, 2022

The Orange County fertilizer ordinance (and most other counties in Florida) prohibits application of nitrogen and phosphorus because they contribute to degradation of our precious water bodies in Central Florida. In Orange County, 104 of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blackout, Building, County, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Ordinance, Soil, Water

Pollinator Plants for Full Sun


July 2, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics Why Attract Pollinators? Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Backyard Wildlife, Florida Native, Florida-friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, Hwooten, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Native Plants, Ocextension, Pollinator, Pollinators, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternative, Turf Alternatives

Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm

The Scoop on Microgreens


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Exactly Are Microgreens? Florida offers year round gardening, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, , Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Easy To Grow, Gardening, Gardens, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Hydroponics, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Indoor Plants, Microgreens, Nutrition, Plant, Plants

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