In this Issue:
  • When is the Correct Time to Harvest Satsumas?
  • When Do Winter Vegetables Require Frost Protection ?
  • Palms Can Suffer in the Cold
  • Prepare Now to Protect Delicate Shrubs and Tropical Plants
  • Cold Protection for the Winter Garden
  • What To Do Before and After a Hard Freeze
  • If it is “Frozen”, “Let it go” ’til Spring
  • Cold Protection: Preparation is the Key to Success
  • Protect Tender Vegetables From Coming Freezing Temperatures
  • Deep Freeze On the Way for Northwest Florida
  • Freeze protection

    When is the Correct Time to Harvest Satsumas?

    Fall 2016 Satsumas. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat One question that repeatedly pops up in my Extension work is “When do I harvest fruit or vegetable X ?”  This fall, the question of “when should I harvest my citrus?” has been a choice topic! The most common citrus in the Florida panhandle is the satsuma, Citrus unshiu, so it …

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    When Do Winter Vegetables Require Frost Protection ?

    In Northwest Florida gardeners are fortunate since it is possible to grow ample supplies of vegetables throughout the winter months. While the Florida Panhandle does receive the occasional hard freeze, many winter vegetables such as radish, onion, lettuce, carrot and the various cole crops, can easily withstand mild freezes. When a hard freeze occurs, defined by temperatures that …

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    Palms Can Suffer in the Cold

    While palms may survive, or even thrive, for years in climates cooler than those to which they are native, eventually they will experience temperatures cold enough to cause injury. Here in Northwest Florida, it was January 2014.  Unfortunately, much of the damage was not evident until the summer of 2015.  The palms held on with …

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    Prepare Now to Protect Delicate Shrubs and Tropical Plants

    North Florida’s gardeners are facing a new set of challenges dealing with the effects of cold weather. However, a little planning and creativity can make plant protection in the landscape a relatively simple process. Many homeowners and landscape managers want to know when plants will need protection. The point of freezing is a good rule …

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    Cold Protection for the Winter Garden

    While most of Florida does not have to worry about freezing winter weather, the Florida Panhandle is certainly an exception. North Florida experiences a few hard freezes – temperatures less than 28°F for over five hours – every year. Although most of our cold weather occurs in January and February, we can expect our first …

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    What To Do Before and After a Hard Freeze

    Florida homeowners enjoy a wide range of landscape and citrus plants and often times desire a tropical or semitropical appearance to their landscapes. Many landscape plants are often planted past their northern limit such as here in Northwest Florida, although microclimates differ dramatically. Tropical and subtropical plants can be used in the landscape, but they …

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    If it is “Frozen”, “Let it go” ’til Spring

      When you look out at your landscape nobody has to tell you that winter temperatures in Northwest Florida Afterwards, the temperatures warm up and you feel compelled to do something about it. You just need to “turn your back and slam the door”. “Conceal, don’t feel; don’t let them know”. Cold injury can affect …

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    Cold Protection: Preparation is the Key to Success

    Panhandle Florida gardeners face a new set of challenges annually dealing with the effects of cold weather. A little planning and creativity can make plant protection in the landscape successful. Many homeowners and landscape managers want to know when plants will need protection. Depending on the plant, a frost warning is a good rule of …

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    Protect Tender Vegetables From Coming Freezing Temperatures

    Northwest Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetables every fall, but are faced with cold weather issues, especially during the first few days of December. For example, most cole crops can be planted until November, but they must be protected from the cold weather or they will need to be replaced. A good variety of cold tolerant …

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    Deep Freeze On the Way for Northwest Florida

    Tuesday November 19th and Wednesday November 20th, substantial freezing weather is expected How cold does it have to get before citrus in Northwest Florida needs to be protected? A concrete answer to this question does not exist. Growers and home gardeners alike must consider several factors including type of citrus grown and the location of the citrus. Below are a …

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