Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Strawberry Planting Dates and Establishment Practices for Central Florida

Strawberries on plant

Florida strawberries are grown as annuals started from northern-sourced cold-treated young plants set out in September and October. Bare-root plants with their leaves retained yield earlier than plants with leaves removed. However, frequent irrigation (8-14 hours/day for the… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Exploration Gardens

The 4 acre demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, visual planting displays emphasizing low maintenance Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles and locally recommended plant varieties. Urban… Read More

What to Plant Now – Cool Season Veggies

Cool Season Vegetables

It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden. In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather… Read More

Bone UP with Strong Bodies

Mid adult multiethnic man and woman balancing on blue exercise balls while working out with dumbbells.

Strong Bodies is a 12 week weight training program designed specifically to improve the health of residents by preventing or reducing their risk of chronic diseases like osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  Strong Bodies has been proven to help individuals improve arthritis symptoms, sleep… Read More