Tag: growing

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

Ambrosia Beetles Can Attack Healthy Trees

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers and an all-around intelligent person, observed in Poor Richard’s Almanac “a little leak will sink a great ship”. What he was attempting to say… Read More

Enjoy The Sun Safely This Year

      Samantha Kennedy UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County An abundance of sunshine is one of the many reasons why so many people love Florida.  In fact, it is why we are known as “The Sunshine State.”  However,… Read More

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 a bumper crop… Read More

Mosquitofish Are Relentless Hunters Of Mosquito Larvae

   By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for home gardens and landscapes as well as agricultural production. It has also minimized, if… 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 lawns and landscapes…. 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 borders and then… Read More