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New Vegetable Gardener — Cool Season Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

This is the second vegetable garden season of the year. It is the longest vegetable gardening season with almost five months of growing the easiest vegetables you will enjoy. It will be cooler. It will have fewer insect… Read More

Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves

Brown fallen leaf

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape…. Read More

Disaster Preparation: Protecting Your Home

As we see hurricane Laura’s effects in the news, it’s crucial to remain alert and prepare as hurricane season remains active and typically peaks in September. In fact, the National Weather Service recently revised its predictions for the… Read More

Seed Saving Basics

Pepper seed saving

Seed Saving 101 If you plan to start saving seeds, it’s best to choose open-pollinated (heirloom vegetable) varieties so the new plant will have characteristics similar to the parent plant. It is not recommended to save seeds from… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Square Foot Gardening

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

You want to have a vegetable garden but the back yard is too small or there is no back yard and very limited space elsewhere in the landscape. What can you do? Maybe consider installing a Square Foot… Read More

Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?

fern greenhouse

An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and retail garden centers,… Read More