Wakulla County’s winter gardens are almost done, with many vegetable plants bolting or sending up shoots to produce blossoms and seed.
At that occurrence, their value as a food source steeply declines. All the plant’s efforts are put into developing seed for the next generation.
However there are some crops which will continue to develop as we go into spring. Onions, for example, continue to develop and enlarge the root bulb as the weather warms.
There are techniques which help with the production of a larger and more useful onion bulb, but the time is limited. Even the onion will bolt and die back.
To learn more come to the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Open House and Wakulla Master Gardener Plant sale on April 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
See the vegetable garden demonstration, the native plant display, family and consumer sciences presentations, and 4-H club projects. Master Gardeners will be selling plants they have grown.
This event is free and open to the public. The address is 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville and there is plenty of parking.