In this Issue:
  • 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
  • Thinning Vegetable Seedlings
  • Preparing Your Vegetable Garden
  • Growing a Fall Garden in Escambia County
  • Fall into Vegetable Gardening Series
  • Vegetable Gardening

    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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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/04/14/gardening-in-a-bucket/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/03/24/onions-taste-good-easy-to-grow-and-many-varieties-from-which-to-choose/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/03/17/key-factors-to-successful-vegetable-gardening/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/01/27/get-an-early-start-on-spring-veggies/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/11/17/protect-tender-vegetables-from-coming-freezing-temperatures/

    Thinning Vegetable Seedlings

    Some vegetables and herbs like lettuce, carrots, collards, basil, and radish have very small seeds. It is difficult to plant these seeds so there is space between emerging plants for proper development. These plants will often need thinning after they mature. Thinning allows for adequate space for leaf and root development during the growing season.  Crowded …

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    Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

    Healthful outdoor exercise, a feeling of accomplishment, and potential saving on the family food bill are good reasons why more and more Floridians are turning to home vegetable gardening. Usually, the most physically challenging part of a vegetable gardening project is to get the soil ready for planting.  However, whatever you do, don’t give in to the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/09/23/preparing-your-vegetable-garden/

    Growing a Fall Garden in Escambia County

    A hands-on workshop will be offered for novice gardeners to learn the basics of Fall and Winter vegetable gardening. The entire class will be outside utilizing raised beds and in ground planting areas. Participants will be learning about soil preparation, seeding and transplanting techniques, vegetable thinning, and general care until harvest. Class size is limited …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/09/02/growing-a-fall-garden-in-escambia-county/

    Fall into Vegetable Gardening Series

    Need some advice to get started with a fall garden?  The horticulture agents of the Northwest Extension District are pleased to present an interactive video series for the beginning gardener. The schedule is as follows: September 9th – Starting a Home Vegetable Garden: Expectations, planning and site preparation September 16th – Starting a Home Vegetable Garden: Tips …

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