In this Issue:
  • Beneficial Wasp is Effective Control for Tomato Hornworm
  • Fall Gardening on the Horizon
  • The Heat Won’t Last: Plan Now for Fall Greens
  • Growing Squash in the Home Garden
  • Enter Your Garden Bounty into the North Florida Fair
  • Extending the Season for Leafy Greens
  • Too Good to Waste
  • Sweet Potatoes for the Summer
  • Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!
  • Buy Seeds Now for Your Spring Garden!
  • Vegetable Gardening

    Beneficial Wasp is Effective Control for Tomato Hornworm

    Why would anyone allow dozens of wasps to thrive in their garden? Why would they let caterpillars keep moving through their pepper bushes? Don’t they know you can spray for that? As Extension agents, one of the tenets we “preach” in gardening is the concept of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This technique involves a series …

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    Fall Gardening on the Horizon

    August is a double-edged sword. The oppressive heat is at its pinnacle – where even the thought of spending time in the garden makes you break into a sweat – but it is also the time of year that visions of fall start coming into focus, and you can’t help but peek at the weekly …

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    The Heat Won’t Last: Plan Now for Fall Greens

    The heat and humidity of August is upon us, the cool of fall seems very far away, but is it? Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning fall vegetable gardens. One of the most popular fall vegetables throughout the lower southern states are greens. There are old stand-bys such as cabbage, …

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    Growing Squash in the Home Garden

    Are you interested in growing squash in your garden?  Do you know the difference between summer squash and winter squash?  Check out this very informative instructional video on growing squash in your home garden by Walton County Agriculture Agent Evan Anderson.     Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County …

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    Enter Your Garden Bounty into the North Florida Fair

    Growing up, as soon as I entered the fair gates, I always headed straight for the rides. If I was lucky, I was able to get an unlimited pass strapped around my wrist and didn’t need to worry about rationing any tickets. Although I usually didn’t remember the names of particular rides – they were …

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    Extending the Season for Leafy Greens

    Are you interested in growing lettuce and other leafy greens?  Are you looking for tips on extending the growing season for your leafy green crop?  If so, then check out this very informative instructional video by Washington County Horticulture Agent Matthew Orwat. Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County Commercial …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/07/extending-the-season-for-leafy-greens/

    Too Good to Waste

    Food is wasted along the many routes in our food system as it is grown, processed, transported, sold, stored, and prepared. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. generates more than 37 million tons of food waste annually, 95 percent of which ends up in landfills or incinerators. That amounts to over 200 pounds …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/03/13/too-good-to-waste/

    Sweet Potatoes for the Summer

    This late winter has been alternating between warm and cool extremes. One thing is for certain and that’s that it’s time to start planning your sweet potato crop. Sweet potatoes are generally planted March through June in the Florida Panhandle. The most common method of planting is with sweet potato slips. Sweet potato slips are …

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    Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!

    Register today for the 2018 Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!  The Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference is scheduled for February 19th & 20th.  On the 19th we will go on an afternoon farm tour in Baldwin County, AL that will end with dinner (included) at Auburn University’s Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center in Fairhope.  Educational sessions …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/02/14/still-time-to-register-for-the-panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference/

    Buy Seeds Now for Your Spring Garden!

    We’re having a cold winter this year and I’m sure the last thing on your mind is your spring garden, but it’s time to start ordering seeds!  The spring gardening seed catalogs are now out on garden center magazine racks and it’s tempting to buy everything that looks good in pictures.  However, there are a …

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