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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… Read More

Air Potato Leaf Beetles Eat Only Air Potatoes

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes surprises can puzzle and perplex, and yet be pleasant. Finding a twenty dollar bill, for example, in a parking lot would certainly be a positive experience. The… Read More

What’s In The Garden Now

Be sure to check out our monthly crop feature. This month’s feature is Eggplant. The summer temperatures have transformed the vegetable gardens of Wakulla County. The daily 90 degree plus thermometer readings and the typical… Read More

Regular Irrigation Can Help Lawns

July’s hot summer weather has given way to August’s 31 days of what will likely be temperatures and humidity equally elevated and intense. Wishes for November’s cooler thermometer reading are already creeping into daily conversations…. Read More

Floridians Wanted to Observe The Weather

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is an organization of volunteers that collect and measure precipitation in the backyards of citizens from the Atlantic to the Pacific. CoCoRaHS is a wonderful opportunity… Read More

Aphids Are The Insect World’s Villain

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristics have varied over the decades, but they always manage… Read More

What’s In The Garden Now

  Be sure to visit “What’s In The Garden Now” for our monthly crop feature. This month’s feature is Tomatoes and Peppers: Two locally popular vegetables are currently being cultivated in the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Master… Read More

In The Garden Now: Tomatoes And Peppers

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar, FAMU Horticulture Extension Agent Two locally popular vegetables are currently being cultivated in the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Master Gardener demonstration garden in Crawfordville for… Read More