Tag: growing

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

Panhandle Produce: Eating In Season

There are so many benefits to eating locally grown produce, from reducing the carbon footprint required to get food to your table, to supporting local, small-scale farmers. To maximize your locally-grown produce consumption, you need to know what… Read More

These Vines Have Prolific Blooms, But Need Control

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The transition to summer weather has occurred in Wakulla County. The official start to the summer season is less than a week away on June 20, 2016, but the… 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 Gardener demonstration garden… Read More

Spring Means Time To Fertilize Landscape

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director With the beginning of April, spring is in full swing. The residents of Wakulla County are heading out of doors to engage in the wide array of available activities. One… 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 local birds and… 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 to warmer counties… Read More

The Red and Green of Holly fits the Season

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. The official start of winter 2015-16 is about three weeks away, and followed closely by Christmas. Santa is ever present in the minds of Wakulla County’s youth and their parents… Read More

It’s Autumn And The Leaves Are Changing Colors

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director One certainty with Mondays in autumn, about half the college football fans are uncomfortable with seeing certain color combinations. Luckily, nature provides area residents with many pleasant options not associated… Read More