Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Sweet Or Fiery, Peppers Are An Easy To Grow Spice Of Life

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is just a week away, but activities are hot as ever in Wakulla County’s home gardens.  While many summer crops are winding up, one is still producing consistently. Sweet and… Read More

Prickly Pears Are A Late Spring Bloomer, Rain Or Shine

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director April showers produce May flowers, as the old saying goes.  That adage assumes there are April showers, but the liquid from above was scarce for Wakulla County in April 2017. This… Read More

Muscadine Grape Vines: Difficult To Control In Your Landscape

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The climb to the top is always a challenge, but it is the goal of many. The route is never a straight line or simple. There are constantly obstacles to identify,… Read More

In The Garden Now: Vegetable Economics

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Vegetable gardening has many highly desirable benefits.  These range from it being a good source of exercise, an opportunity to produce fresh produce which may be hard to… Read More

What’s In The Garden Now

  Be sure to check out our monthly crop feature. This month’s feature is Squash. An often asked question at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office during gardening season is which cultivar is best to plant. The response… Read More

In The Garden Now: Squash

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director An often asked question at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office during gardening season is which cultivar is best to plant. The response is usually the nebulous sounding statement of “It… Read More

In The Garden Now: Heirlooms

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director As the old saying goes “August weather is fit for neither man nor beast,” and it is not making gardening a lot of fun either. High humidity, 90 degree plus temperature,… Read More

In The Garden Now: Eggplants

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director, and Gohar Umar, FAMU Horticulture Specialist. The summer temperatures have transformed the vegetable gardens of Wakulla County. The daily 90 degree plus thermometer readings and the typical summer humidity have… Read More

In The Garden Now: Blueberries

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar, FAMU Horticulture Extension Agent The cold temperatures in Wakulla County’s latest winter were few and relatively mild. The near triple digit readings this week has had many… Read More

Muscadines Are Grapes Native To Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are a wide variety of native vines which grow in Wakulla County. Most deliver nothing more than irritation and aggravation, with a few producing attractive flowers. Some are exotic invasive… Read More