In this Issue:
  • Southern Field Peas, a Summer Delight
  • Fall Tomato Selection
  • Vegetable Garden Insect and Disease Management
  • Grow an Herb Garden!
  • Tomato Foliar Diseases
  • Gardening in a Bucket
  • Onions: Taste Good, Easy to Grow, and Many Varieties from which to Choose
  • Key Factors to Successful Vegetable Gardening
  • Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies
  • Protect Tender Vegetables From Coming Freezing Temperatures
  • Vegetable Gardening

    Southern Field Peas, a Summer Delight

    Cowpeas are one of the most important food legumes in the semiarid tropics covering Asia, Africa, Southern Europe, and Central and South America. A drought-tolerant and warm-weather crop, cowpeas are well adapted to the drier regions of the tropics, where other food legumes do not perform well. It also has the useful ability to fix …

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    Fall Tomato Selection

    One of the many great thing about living in Florida is the long growing season that the climate affords to gardeners. For up to 8 months a year warm season vegetables can be grown. The colder months are mild enough to grow other crops as well. Although most gardeners tomatoes are suffering from the extreme …

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    Vegetable Garden Insect and Disease Management

    During this growing season, monitor your plants to keep them healthy. Healthy plants will be able to survive pest attacks better. Nematodes are microscopic worms that attack vegetable roots and reduce growth and yield. Nematode populations can be reduced temporarily by soil solarization. It is a technique which uses the sun’s heat to kill the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/06/10/vegetable-garden-insect-and-disease-management/

    Grow an Herb Garden!

    Herbs are plants that are grown for the special flavor and aroma of their various parts.  They are used mainly to season, enrich, or otherwise improve the taste or smell of certain foods. Since they are not classified as vegetables.  Since their growth habits and cultural requirements are similar, herbs are often included with vegetables in the garden. One …

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    Tomato Foliar Diseases

    With the over abundance of rainfall the western panhandle has seen in recent weeks, tomato gardeners need to be aware of foliar diseases that could appear.  Tomato leaves are an ideal host when moisture is present on the leaf surface.  There are several of these diseases that, if not managed, can destroy the garden. Early …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/04/21/tomato-foliar-diseases/

    Gardening in a Bucket

    Growing wholesome, healthy vegetables in a container are a way of life these days. Here are some easy and less expensive tips for creating that bucket garden. In a large container or on a plastic mat on the ground, mix garden soil and compost in a 2:1 ratio. Two scoops of soil and one of …

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    Onions: Taste Good, Easy to Grow, and Many Varieties from which to Choose

    The winter weather is finally giving way to springtime. While temperatures have been erratic, the rain has been sufficient. There are still plenty of cool season leafy garden crops in production, but they will not last long as the temperatures rise. One in-ground selection does offer some options. Onions planted last fall provide the greens …

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    Key Factors to Successful Vegetable Gardening

    Site selection of your vegetable garden is a very important part of vegetable gardening because if the appropriate site is not selected than success may be limited. First, the gardener should place the garden in a convenient location near the house so it will be easier to maintain. The garden area also needs to be located …

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    Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies

      Growing spring vegetables in northwest Florida can be challenging!  Sometimes failures seem more numerous than successes.  Extreme cold events in the winter and blistering hot summer days make it tough on vegetables.  One suggestion is to get the garden started earlier than usual! The climate in northwest Florida challenges the gardener due to very high insect pest pressure …

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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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