Tag Archive: Gardening

Butterfly Gardening

Blue Morpho Butterfly feeding on banana. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS Have you been thinking about creating a butterfly garden but don’t know where to start? Afraid it’s too much upkeep or has to look wild and untamed? Red Admiral Butterfly. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS Spend a Saturday morning with the UF/IFAS Master Gardeners of Bay County to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/26/butterfly-gardening/

Raised Bed Gardening 101

Raised-bed gardening can maximize production in a small amount of space. Photo by Molly Jameson. Want to start a vegetable garden, but don’t know where to start? Are you seeing rectangular boxes popping up all over your neighbors’ yards and wondering why? Well, I am here to spread the news of raised-bed gardening! Raised-bed gardening …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/01/raised-bed-gardening-101/

Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna

BASIC HYDROPONIC GARDENING WORKSHOP Bob Hochmuth shows one of the many hydroponic growing systems at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Live Oak Research and Education Center. UF/IFAS photo: Thomas Wright Learn hydroponic gardening basics. Identify suitable plants for hydroponic gardening. Learn plant food recommendations for hydroponic gardens. Go home with equipment …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/11/hydroponic-gardening-workshop-marianna/

Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !

Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/upcoming-events-spring-into-gardening-solutions/

Brussels Sprouts Can Change Gardening Minds,….and Taste Buds

Want to try something different in your winter garden this year? Well, when it comes to Brussels sprouts, you either love them or hate them. They’re not commonly grown in the Panhandle, but if you’re looking for something different, try growing this tiny cabbage. Predicted weather conditions for this season should lend a great crop. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/15/brussels-sprouts-can-change-gardening-minds-and-taste-buds/

Vegetable Gardening Makes Sense and Saves Dollars

  Wakulla Master Gardener Bill Osborne shows off some of the peppers he grew. Vegetable gardening has many highly desirable benefits. These positive features range from being a good source of exercise, an opportunity to produce fresh produce which may be hard to find in retail establishment, and being able to assure it is produced …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/03/vegetable-gardening-makes-sense-and-saves-dollars/

Gardening Baby Steps with Radishes

Radish. Photo credit: UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions If you’ve considered starting a vegetable garden but are intimidated by the idea, this time of year is a great time to give radishes a try. Radishes are a cool season crop and will grow well in the mild winter climate of North Florida. The ease of growing this …

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Learn to Relax with Gardening Advice from UF/IFAS Extension

Growing wildflowers is great for pollinators and for you! Credit: UF/IFAS   With fall weather finally giving us a break from the heat of summer, this is the perfect time for North Florida residents to get outside and try their hands at gardening. Not only is gardening rewarding for the beautiful flowers or tasty vegetables …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/26/learn-to-relax-with-gardening-advice-from-ufifas-extension/

Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13th, Quincy FL

A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful food supply, encouraging biodiversity and helping maintain a healthier ecological environment – – – the so-called “balance of nature.” Come learn …

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Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13

A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful food supply, encouraging biodiversity and helping maintain a healthier ecological environment – the so-called “balance of nature.” Come learn how you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/gardening-for-pollinator-conservation-workshop-october-13/

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