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UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Open House and Master Gardener Plant sale

The weather has warmed and it is now time to get the spring vegetable garden in the ground.  The gardener can get a head start by using plants instead of seed. There are a variety… Read More

In The Garden Now – Spinach

By Shelley Swenson, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, and Gohar Umar, Horticulture Specialist Almost everyone has seen an old Popeye cartoon where the long suffering sailor gains super strength after consuming a can of spinach…. Read More

Wildlife Turn to Wax Myrtle Berries in Winter

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The… Read More

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall

By Les Harrison and Shelley Swenson The cool days and cooler nights of December have removed home gardening from the minds of many residents in Wakulla County. Much of Florida’s commercial vegetable production has moved… Read More

Purple Nut Sedge is an Invasive Plant

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is the season to harvest nuts for both the human and wild residents of Wakulla County. Hickories and oaks are producing a bumper nut crop for… Read More

Delta Flower Scarab Beetle is Master of Disguise

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Halloween masks are big business for retailers attracting customers in October. After all, what child could refuse being a super hero, princess, or a hideous freak of… Read More

Money Does Grow On Trees With Pines

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director For the child persistently wishing to acquire a new toy, parents commonly retort that money does not grow on trees. This may seem obvious today, but history… Read More