In this Issue:
  • Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series
  • CANCELLED ! Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017
  • Permaculture Practices for the Home Landscape
  • Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden
  • Tips for Transplanting
  • Raised Bed Gardening 101
  • Keys to Growing Tomatoes in Florida
  • Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna
  • Enabling Technique for Raised Bed Gardens
  • Vegetable Gardening

    Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series

      By Tiffany Torres Tiffany Torres is the Family Nutrition Program Northwest District Food Systems Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension. With the cooler months of fall upon us, school gardens across the Panhandle are beginning to awaken from their summer slumber. Soon, students and teachers will begin to replenish the soil, plant their seeds, and dive …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/gear-up-for-leon-county-extensions-garden-educator-training-series/

    CANCELLED ! Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

    This event has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma and the impact it is having on the speakers, who were planning on travelling from central Florida. Rescheduled for February 2018   Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/26/fall-vegetable-production-workshop-combating-insect-pests-september-12-2017/

    Permaculture Practices for the Home Landscape

    If you’ve attended any of our landscaping classes, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “Right Plant, Right Place”.  This phrase is a simple reminder to research plant growth habits and growing conditions before making selections for your landscape.  This not only holds true for ornamental plants, but for edible crops as well.  A term used …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/25/permaculture-practices-for-the-home-landscape/

    Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables have undergone various forms of domestication for thousands of years. Throughout this time, selective breeding of wild forages has allowed humans to develop crops with many desirable traits, such as increased size, higher sugar content, more nutrition, and brighter colors. If you ate a carrot 5,000 years ago, you would be in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/07/12/ponder-the-antiquity-of-fruits-and-vegetables/

    Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden

    Most of you plant a spring vegetable garden with a number of different vegetable types. However, you may not realize that you are improving the health of your soil and your crops by planting a diverse garden.  Intercropping is a gardening practice of growing different crops in the same field.  When planting a mixture of crops …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/04/13/increase-crop-diversity-to-improve-your-garden/

    Tips for Transplanting

    When I think of the end of winter and the hot temperatures that will soon be here to stay in the Florida Panhandle, I often feel a little melancholy. But the one silver lining that always picks me back up is remembering what warmer temperatures will mean in the garden. This is the start to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/04/07/tips-for-transplanting/

    Raised Bed Gardening 101

    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 is a convenient way to grow vegetables without worrying about the quality of your soil. …

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

    Keys to Growing Tomatoes in Florida

    Florida farmers produce more fresh tomatoes than any other state. Yet Florida home gardeners find it difficult to grow tomatoes. By changing a few basic practices, home gardeners can increase their chances of success. My philosophy of growing tomatoes in Florida (mixed with science) is outlined below. First, I choose mostly determinate varieties that have …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/25/keys-to-growing-tomatoes-in-florida/

    Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna

    BASIC HYDROPONIC GARDENING WORKSHOP Learn hydroponic gardening basics. Identify suitable plants for hydroponic gardening. Learn plant food recommendations for hydroponic gardens. Go home with equipment for a small portable hydroponic garden. WHEN:                                  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 TIME:       …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/10/hydroponic-gardening-workshop-marianna/

    Enabling Technique for Raised Bed Gardens

    Now is the time to start planning for a spring garden! There are many different methods of successful gardening but here I’d like to discuss raised bed gardening. A few advantages of raised beds: Raised bed gardens provide an opportunity to bring the family together for some quality time. Add ways that you can enjoy the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/26/enabling-technique-for-raised-bed-gardens/

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