National Avocado Day is July 31, 2022, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe. Its sweet, spicy, and tasty. Its a source of monounsaturated fats which can be part of a healthful diet. We can also ... READ MORE
Ken's Veggie Pho Soup
Homemade vegetable pho soup is a delicious Vietnamese dish made with many herbs that can be grown in your own backyard in Florida. Locally sourced produce used in my soup included sweet basil (Thai basil is also great ... READ MORE
Floridians love barbecuing. Have you ever tried making homemade pizza on the barbecue grill? Adding Florida fresh produce and herbs from your garden can add to the deliciousness. Watch the video below to learn how.
As ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Master Gardener Volunteer Newsletter is back in action after 6 years. It's Fall Ya'll and it's time for growing your veggies. Learn tips to use and share in this issue of The Dirt. Click here MGV Newsletter_ September_ ... READ MORE
Leafminer is a potentially serious pest of citrus and related Rutaceae and some related ornamental plants. Researchers first documented the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella, in Dade County, Florida, in 1993. Leafminer damage to foliage ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Post Hurricane Landscape Tips
We were fortunate to escape the wraths of Hurricane "Dorian" recently but here in St. Lucie County we still got a lot of wind and some heavy down pours too.
We could still see some effects on plant life, not ... READ MORE
The UF / IFAS - St. Lucie County Extension requests homeowners to join hands in fighting against the destructive citrus disease, huanglongbing (HLB), or better known as citrus greening. We are coordinating with the Florida Department of Agriculture ... READ MORE
Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds on October 1st, 2017 for the Highlands Today Newspaper.
The Master Gardener Help Desk gets dozens of questions about that All-American fruit, or vegetable, whoever ... READ MORE
Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Horticulture Extension Agent: David Austin
I hear it often, “The tomatoes in Florida don’t taste like the ones up north” and “Those grocery store tomatoes don’t have any flavor”. ... READ MORE