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Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention


February 19, 2018

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it's great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Donated, Environmentally Friendly, Free, Garden, Germination, Mulch, Newspaper, Permaculture, Register, Sheet, Tree, Weeds, Wood

Community Garden Thrives and Changes Lives


February 12, 2018

The Hilltop Landings Community Garden, revitalized a year ago by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, continues to grow strong. Resident volunteers maintain the community garden under the guidance of Community Gardens Program Assistant, Eden Santiago-Gomez, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Gardens, Fresh, Grocery, Horticulture, Produce, Volunteer

Time to Prep for Spring Vegetable Gardening!


February 5, 2018

Did you know that you can grow vegetables year round in Florida? The trick is knowing that summer really isn’t a good time for most veggies. A few, like sweet potatoes and okra, do well in the summer heat, but spring and fall are our most ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brassicas, Cauliflower, Fall, Gardening, Greens, Kale, Microgreens, Mustard, Okra, Overseeded, Peppers, Season, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Veggie Gardening, Winter

Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!


January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr. Whitney Elmore, opened the planting ceremony by thanking sponsors, Eden Santiago-Gomez (Community Garden Program ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Gardens, Cox Elementary, Dade City, Dade City Garden Club, Dr. Mukhtar, Mayor Camille Hernandez, Parks, Pasco Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS, Watson Park

Can my plants catch the flu? Plant viruses and transmission to hosts


December 29, 2017

It's flu season! Hopefully, you have gotten the flu vaccine for you and your family this year. If not, there's still time. While you may or may not catch the flu this year, some folks wonder if it's possible for them to transmit viruses to plants ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphid, Flu, Low-toxicity Pesticide, Plant Disease, Thrip, Vaccine, Vector, Virus, Whitefly

Monoecious vs Dioecious: Self-Pollinating vs Cross-Pollinating Plants


December 29, 2017

When starting a vegetable garden or even orchard, you may wonder if you need two or more plants of a certain variety to cross-pollinate each other or if you can get away with just one. This will depend on if you have a monoecious or dioecious ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Complete, Dioecious, Female Flower, Gardening, Incomplete, Male Flower, Monoecious, Pollination, Pollinators, Vegetables

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