In this Issue:
  • What’s in Your Manure?
  • Caterpillars in the Vegetable Garden
  • Don’t Think You Have a Green Thumb? Try Container Gardening!
  • Start Planting the Spring Vegetable Garden
  • Leon County’s 2016 Backyard Gardening Series
  • “Big Old Squash” (Gete-okosomin) Unearthed in Wisconsin
  • Gardening Success Begins with Choosing the Right Plant
  • Add Potatoes to Your Florida Garden
  • Pollination of Vegetable Crops – Maximize Your Crop’s Potential
  • Spring Vegetable Garden Preparation
  • Vegetable Gardening

    What’s in Your Manure?

    Humans have used animal manures to fertilize food crops for thousands of years. Manures are an organic source of plant nutrients and are often a waste byproduct that must be properly managed when raising animals. Today, many farmers and backyard gardeners continue to use animal manures to provide nutrition to their crops. However, a recent …

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    Caterpillars in the Vegetable Garden

    In the last few weeks, more garden pests have arrived! It is a fact of life in northwest Florida that we will have a few things in our garden including heat, moisture (humidity and rainfall), and BUGS! With a cooler spring the arrival of some of the troublesome pests in the garden seemed to be delayed …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/05/17/caterpillars-in-the-vegetable-garden/

    Don’t Think You Have a Green Thumb? Try Container Gardening!

    Interested in having a garden, but have limited space? Maybe you live in an apartment, have poor soil quality, or you just don’t have many areas that get enough sunlight. Maybe you’ve tried gardening, but given up, labeling yourself as one of those who “just doesn’t have a green thumb.” Well, I’m here to tell …

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    Start Planting the Spring Vegetable Garden

    With weather warming up and daylight savings time right around the corner, we are in the midst of prime time for planting spring vegetable gardens. Gardeners routinely growing vegetable gardens should note that it is best to rotate plant families when planning a vegetable garden. See the table below to determine which families should be …

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    Leon County’s 2016 Backyard Gardening Series

    Please join UF/IFAS Leon County Agricultural and Horticultural Extension Agents as they present the:     The series will run from 6:00-8:00 PM on March 24 and March 31, 2016 at the Leon County Extension Office, located at 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. The two-day series will feature Extension Agents Mark Tancig, Molly …

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    “Big Old Squash” (Gete-okosomin) Unearthed in Wisconsin

    About an hour’s drive northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin in the land of the Minominee Tribe, a tiny clay pot was discovered by archaeologists. The clay pot was nothing out of the ordinary, but its contents revealed a gift that will live on for generations to come. The 800 year old seeds of an extinct …

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    Gardening Success Begins with Choosing the Right Plant

    Last Week’s temperatures have confirmed the winter of 2016 is not 100% over. Now is the time to plan that spring garden!. Garden catalogs from every part of the nation are finding their way into many area homes. Their pages promise the buyer the potential for legendary success and the envy of their friends and neighbors. After …

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    Add Potatoes to Your Florida Garden

    A common misconception is that all potatoes come from the Midwest. However, select Irish potato varieties are produced commercially in Florida on over 20,000 acres. Potatoes can also be grown in Florida home gardens if care is taken to select the correct type and recognize proper timing. Potatoes are a cool season crop and the …

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    Pollination of Vegetable Crops – Maximize Your Crop’s Potential

    It won’t be long until row crops and vegetable gardens are planted and thriving once again next spring. A sometimes taken for granted, yet critical element of any prosperous crop is successful pollination. Most of us know what “text book” pollination means, but did you know in cucurbit plants, (squash, melon, pumpkin) at least 1,000 …

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    Spring Vegetable Garden Preparation

    It is cold right now…at least it is this week. Even though the winters in northwest Florida do not have consistent cold temperatures, it is not warm enough to grow warm season vegetables all year around. The cold spells come and go but will soon be gone and spring will have sprung. With spring comes birds …

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