In this Issue:
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10
  • Extension’s Connection to Community
  • Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus
  • Fig Leaves Dropping Early?
  • Weed Spotlight: Chamberbitter, the “Little Mimosa”
  • Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!
  • Surefire Shrubs for Containers
  • Safety and Best Management Practices Essential for Pesticide Use
  • Gardening in Containers Workshop – August 19
  • Recent Weather Fueling Fungi
  • Uncategorized

    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, FEBRUARY 10 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/25/mushroom-growing-workshop-february-10-2/

    Extension’s Connection to Community

    At this time of year, UF IFAS Extension agents across the state are compiling all of their phone calls, emails, field visits, number of programs held and participants attended to complete their annual report of accomplishment. As an extension agent, I can vouch that our annual reports are a bit of a record keeping challenge …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/18/extensions-connection-to-community/

    Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus

    Can’t ever figure out that perfect gift to give at the holidays? During the next gift giving season, why not try something a little different. Give a patio citrus tree! It’s a unique gift to give or receive here in the Sunshine State. One of the pleasures nearly all homeowners in Florida can enjoy is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/04/make-the-holiday-season-bright-with-patio-citrus/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/fig-leaves-dropping-early/

    Weed Spotlight: Chamberbitter, the “Little Mimosa”

    Summer annual weeds are taking their last stand against Panhandle lawns before fall arrives. Rain and humid temperatures of late have boosted their growth spurts. Chamberbitter is a prime example. Chamberbitter (Phyllanthus urinaria) is found as north as Illinois and as west as Texas, but thrives in lower southeastern states. It’s a headache for homeowners …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/08/weed-spotlight-chamberbitter-the-little-mimosa/

    Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!

    Northwest Floridians are lucky.  We get to bask in the warm sunshine at least eight months of the year, consider it cold weather when we have to break out the fleece pullover and none of us live more than a few hours’ drive to the whitest sand you ever saw.  However, those conditions have consequences.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/25/struggling-to-grow-fruit-trees-try-these-lesser-known-florida-friendly-edible-options/

    Surefire Shrubs for Containers

    Growing in containers can be one of the most versatile ways to add color, texture and mobility to the landscape.  However, gardeners generally reach for finicky annuals to fill their pots with pizzazz.  The problem with this strategy is that most annuals and perennials need to be watered constantly, fertilized regularly, and changed out with …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/11/surefire-shrubs-for-containers/

    Safety and Best Management Practices Essential for Pesticide Use

    Many folks may not realize it at first, but everyone is using pesticides. Have you recently used a mold or mildew removal cleaner in your bathroom? Do you apply flea & tick powder to your pet? It is a misconception that only farmers, ranchers and lawn and garden enthusiasts are pesticide users. So, let’s all keep safety in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/01/safety-and-best-management-practices-essential-for-pesticide-use/

    Gardening in Containers Workshop – August 19

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners will host a “Gardening in Containers” Workshop on Saturday, August 19 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL.  The workshop will give you simple tips on growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers.  Bring your own unique container.  Plant material …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/01/gardening-in-containers-workshop-august-19/

    Recent Weather Fueling Fungi

    Florida’s panhandle has received quite a bit of rain this summer. In the last three months, depending on the location, approximately 15 to 35 inches of rain have come down, with the western panhandle on the higher end of that range. In addition to the rain, we all know how hot it has been with …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/01/recent-weather-fueling-fungi/

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