Tag: grow

‘Snake Spit’ Is Actually From Spittlebugs

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Snakes have come down through history with a generally bad reputation. They collectively have been accused, and occasionally guilty, of a plethora of crimes and misdeeds To start off, there was that issue… Read More

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

Railroad Vine Is Established On Tropical Beaches

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Until relatively recently, traveling any distance was an arduous and difficult process. The problems compounded if there was a large baggage load. Initially, there were two obvious options. A cart or… Read More

It’s Late Summer And The Wildlife Knows It

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Ever since June 21 this summer, the days have been getting gradually shorter. In about two weeks on September 22 the autumnal equinox will occur and the days will be shorter… Read More

Allergy Sufferers: Get Ready For Ragweed

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The world has returned to a state of equilibrium. The solar eclipse has passed, the official start of autumn is just a few weeks away and the kids are back in… Read More

Not Clear Where Names Like Doveweed Come From

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Even today, there are mysteries and riddles which defy understanding. One of those endless enigmas is the common names of objects or tangible things, especially some plant species. Many plants have… Read More

Pack A Healthy School Lunch

By Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Studies have shown children who receive proper nutrition perform better in school.  When it comes to packing school lunches, the possibilities are endless.  However, not all possibilities are created equal. The… Read More

Sit On The Porch And Shell Some Butter Beans

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There was a time in Wakulla County before air conditioning became commonly available, that families spent much of their summers outside. Children played in the yards and woods, and the adults… Read More

Firebush Is Striking And Easy To Grow

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, while clicking the heels of the emerald slippers Dorothy said, “There is no place like home.” In the minds of most this is… Read More

Rains Feed Lush Growth Which Feeds Caterpillars

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” so wrote the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare in his classic play the Merchant of Venice…. Read More