In this Issue:
  • Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle
  • Fall into Composting
  • Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season
  • It’s Fall… Now what Do I Do with my Lawn?
  • Fall Gardening

    Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle

    Do you want to add a little something different to your landscape? How about something edible, as well as a focal point in your garden? Backyard sugarcane may be just what you are looking for. Sugarcane, genus Saccharum, is a tropical perennial grass that thrives in humid environments across the southern United States. Based on …

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    Fall into Composting

    Fall is the time of year many of us spend countless hours raking leaves and pine straw, piling them up, watching kids jump into the piles (then re-raking!), and bagging them up for disposal. However, what you may not have considered is that all of those materials are ideal fertilizer for your lawn and garden. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/06/fall-into-composting/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/10/readying-your-raised-beds-for-northwest-floridas-best-gardening-season/

    It’s Fall… Now what Do I Do with my Lawn?

    With the passing of September the end is in sight, well at least the end of summer, and hopefully summer-like weather. The hot humid days of August gave way to the hot humid days of September,now October, and the Florida Panhandle is finally experiencing cooler temperatures. At least temporarily. Days have shortened noticeably and the plants have noticed. Foliage …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/02/its-fall-now-what-do-i-do-with-my-lawn/