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Category: Agriculture

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

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…. Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 3)

In this multi-part series, we’re taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn. (For earlier segments, see Part 1 and Part 2.) In this post, we’ll continue looking at soil moisture sensors, discussing the importance… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

(This is the second part of a series about how to take the guesswork out of watering the lawn. For part 1, click here.) Measuring the moisture where it counts…at the roots.   Just over… Read More

Potting Soil, Topsoil, Compost, Seed Starting Potting Mix – What’s the difference?

You find yourself standing in the store, staring at dozens of different bags of soil trying to figure exactly what you need to start a garden – what’s the difference between all of these “soils”?… Read More

Sweet Potato Harvest at Hilltop Landings Community Garden

Sweet Potato Harvest at Hilltop Landings Community Garden After 5 months in the ground, the sweet potatoes at Hilltop Landings Community Garden were finally big enough and ready to harvest. This past week the UF/IFAS… Read More

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack… Read More