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A Favorite Of Southern Cooks, Okra Thrives In Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist The heat and humidity have taken its toll on most garden plants in Wakulla County.  Whatever was left was attacked by… Read More

Fairy Rings Appear After Recent Rains

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Watering the lawn has not been on anyone’s list lately. The ample, if not excessive, rain has placed a temporary hold on this necessary task to maintain home… Read More

Milkweed Is The Only Food For Monarch Larva

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, are likely the best known butterflies on the planet because of their remarkable and much publicized ability to migrate thousands of miles across international… Read More

Caterpillars Are Out, And Some Can Sting

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 is having a good start for Wakulla County’s residents. There has been plenty of rain to support the growth plants and shrubs, but the… Read More

Spanish Needles Is A Common Hitchhiker

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director One of the great mysteries of life, at least to homeowners attempting to have the perfect landscape, is how weeds suddenly appear in the most unexpected place, in… Read More

Corn Is Thriving With All The Recent Rain

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director One thing is certain, the recent rains are making the grass and most other plants grow. Thankfully the conversations about drought have been silenced for the time… Read More

Preparing To Become Butterflies, Moths

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The bright colors of spring’s blooms have settled into the comfortable shades of early summer. While spring’s brilliance stands in stark contrast to winter’s muted tones, summer… Read More

Sassafras Trees Are Native To Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The upcoming hot holiday weekend bodes many outdoor events here in north Florida’s premier area for leisure activities. Of course with heat and activity comes thirst and the… Read More

Mild Winter Means Lots Of Grasshoppers

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It looks like 2017 will be one for the record books, at least in Wakulla County. A winter with relatively warm temperatures, albeit a late March frost,… Read More

English Peas Grow Successfully In The Wakulla Spring

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist April in Wakulla County is a transitional gardening month. Both spring and winter gardens are being tended, with the winter crops… Read More