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New Vegetable Gardener — Why You Should Plant Your Own Vegetables?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

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… Read More

Artificial Lighting for Growing Vegetables at Home

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… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Where Should You Put Your Garden?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

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…. Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables in Central Florida

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

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 about what to plant (pages 8-10) and when… Read More

Free Spring Fertilizing Webinar for Orange, Seminole and Volusia Counties

Did you know the decision we make in our home landscapes can help or hurt the environment? Fertilizing properly is one easy thing residents can do to reduce nutrient pollution and protect our waterways and natural resources. Many… Read More

Milkweed for Monarchs in Central Florida

Monarch butterfly

Monarchs are big, showy orange butterflies. Seeing one skip through your garden inevitably brings a smile to both young and old. How can we lure these beauties to our back yard where we can enjoy the lift they… Read More