In this Issue:
  • Fall Gardening on the Horizon
  • Growing Squash in the Home Garden
  • Enter Your Garden Bounty into the North Florida Fair
  • Ready for Summer Heat with Portulaca
  • Extending the Season for Leafy Greens
  • Sweet Potatoes for the Summer
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10
  • Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening
  • Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season
  • Fig Leaves Dropping Early?
  • Edible Landscape

    Fall Gardening on the Horizon

    August is a double-edged sword. The oppressive heat is at its pinnacle – where even the thought of spending time in the garden makes you break into a sweat – but it is also the time of year that visions of fall start coming into focus, and you can’t help but peek at the weekly …

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    Growing Squash in the Home Garden

    Are you interested in growing squash in your garden?  Do you know the difference between summer squash and winter squash?  Check out this very informative instructional video on growing squash in your home garden by Walton County Agriculture Agent Evan Anderson.     Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/21/growing-squash-in-the-home-garden/

    Enter Your Garden Bounty into the North Florida Fair

    Growing up, as soon as I entered the fair gates, I always headed straight for the rides. If I was lucky, I was able to get an unlimited pass strapped around my wrist and didn’t need to worry about rationing any tickets. Although I usually didn’t remember the names of particular rides – they were …

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    Ready for Summer Heat with Portulaca

    There is one tough annual plant that thrives in the summer garden and provides bright color in our sun and heat. Portulaca or moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora) is strong performer, even growing well when reseeding in sidewalk cracks and stone walkways.  Of course it will be most attractive when used in containers or well drained …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/07/ready-for-summer-heat-with-portulaca/

    Extending the Season for Leafy Greens

    Are you interested in growing lettuce and other leafy greens?  Are you looking for tips on extending the growing season for your leafy green crop?  If so, then check out this very informative instructional video by Washington County Horticulture Agent Matthew Orwat. Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County Commercial …

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    Sweet Potatoes for the Summer

    This late winter has been alternating between warm and cool extremes. One thing is for certain and that’s that it’s time to start planning your sweet potato crop. Sweet potatoes are generally planted March through June in the Florida Panhandle. The most common method of planting is with sweet potato slips. Sweet potato slips are …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/03/13/sweet-potatoes-for-the-summer/

    Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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    Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening

    Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a short-lived annual herb with bright green, feathery, flat leaves that look very similar to flat-leaved parsley. Leaves can be harvested at will after they grow to a mature size and then continuously as needed. The flavor of cilantro compliments many Latin American, Indian and Asian dishes and is a great …

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    Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season

    I had to do a hard thing last week.  My battle-worn okra, eggplant and pepper plants that had produced so reliably since June and endured all the summertime challenges (heat, insects, disease, and a hurricane to name a few) were finally pulled out of my raised bed garden and discarded.  A combination of lowered yields, …

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    Fig Leaves Dropping Early?

    Hopefully, by this time of year, most north Florida gardeners have harvested their figs and are enjoying fig preserves or fig bars. But if you’ve noticed your fig leaves dropping a little early, it may be a sign of the fungal disease Fig Rust (Cerotelium fici). Figs are a great fruit tree for the north …

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