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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

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

COVID-19 Stress: Maintaining a Healthy Home Environment

Is your family struggling with Coronavirus uncertainties that are causing high levels of stress?  Are your kids at home due to mandatory school closures? To reduce stress levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to start by… Read More

Watering Systems for Rotational Grazing

Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determines the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually the… Read More

Successful Butterfly Gardening

butterfly on orange flower

Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting… Read More

MARCH 21ST CANCELLED — Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program

magnolias for tree giveaway

DUE TO COVID 19 DIRECTIVES, OUR MARCH 21ST ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.  Join us on March 21st for our Adopt-A-Tree program! This event is open to all Orange County residents with proof of residency on a first come,… Read More

Red Berries for Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations can be made from many different kinds of greenery and berries. Instead of buying fake plastic decorations, consider growing your own. You won’t find fresher greenery at a better price than the trees, bushes and vines… Read More