Tag: growing

‘GONE TO SEED’ ISN’T A BAD THING IN TREES, PLANTS

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Gone to seed” it is a distinctly American agricultural saying, usually with very negative connotations when applied to people, places and things.  The implication is the subject of the… Read More

DON’T FORGET YOUR PLANTS WHEN THE FREEZE COMES

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The holiday season in north Florida brings the inevitability of cold and frosty weather. While nothing complements eggnog or hot chocolate like a chill in the air, some plants… Read More

LEGUMES TAKE THE TEMPERATURE SWINGS IN STRIDE

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The roller coaster nature of recent temperatures has been blamed on a variety of problems, primarily respiratory ills. The temperature was up, then down, then up and down again…. Read More

PREPARE NOW FOR THE IDEAL SPRING LAWN

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Purple nut sedge is dormant, but quite alive and waiting for warm weather. The best hope for control is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late February to… Read More

MASTER GARDENER CLASSES STARTING JANUARY 19, 2017

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Applications are being taken for the 2017 Master Gardener Program at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office. The program application is available at the Extension Office at 84… Read More

The Golden Glow Of Fall In Wakulla Is Goldenrod

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “There is gold in them thar hills,” so was the call of the ‘49’ers who were beckoned to search for the elusive, but valuable, yellow metal. This enticement has lured hundreds… Read More

Fall Flowers Offer Seasonal Color In Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Fall is finally in the air and on the thermometer. There will be a few warm days in October, but hopefully the 90 plus degree days in 2016 are about gone…. Read More

What’s In The Garden Now

  Be sure to check out our monthly crop feature. This month’s feature is Squash. An often asked question at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office during gardening season is which cultivar is best to plant. The response… 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 summer humidity have… 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 to get involved… Read More