In this Issue:
  • Keys to Growing Tomatoes in Florida
  • Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna
  • Enabling Technique for Raised Bed Gardens
  • Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !
  • Brussels Sprouts Can Change Gardening Minds,….and Taste Buds
  • Vegetable Gardening Makes Sense and Saves Dollars
  • Gardening Baby Steps with Radishes
  • My Fall Vegetable Garden
  • Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option
  • Fire Ants in the Garden
  • Vegetable Gardening

    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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    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/

    Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !

    Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening …

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    Brussels Sprouts Can Change Gardening Minds,….and Taste Buds

    Want to try something different in your winter garden this year? Well, when it comes to Brussels sprouts, you either love them or hate them. They’re not commonly grown in the Panhandle, but if you’re looking for something different, try growing this tiny cabbage. Predicted weather conditions for this season should lend a great crop. …

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    Vegetable Gardening Makes Sense and Saves Dollars

      Vegetable gardening has many highly desirable benefits. These positive features range from being a good source of exercise, an opportunity to produce fresh produce which may be hard to find in retail establishment, and being able to assure it is produced in a specific way. In many cases it is difficult, and sometimes tedious, …

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    Gardening Baby Steps with Radishes

    If you’ve considered starting a vegetable garden but are intimidated by the idea, this time of year is a great time to give radishes a try. Radishes are a cool season crop and will grow well in the mild winter climate of North Florida. The ease of growing this cool season vegetable also make them …

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    My Fall Vegetable Garden

    Fall is fast approaching, and that means my favorite season for gardening has arrived! September is the month we get to start all of our fall favorites. For me, this means starting lettuce, kale, broccoli, and collards by seed in flats indoors. I use full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs, which mimics natural sunlight. In a couple of …

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    Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option

    Being a gardener in the panhandle has its advantages. We’re able to grow a tremendous variety of vegetables on a year-round basis. However, in this climate, plant diseases, insects and weeds can often thrive. Usually, chemical measures are applied to thwart these pests. Some panhandle gardeners are now searching for techniques regarding a more natural …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/08/19/panhandle-vegetable-gardeners-seeking-the-organic-option/

    Fire Ants in the Garden

      There’s nothing worse than sinking your fingers into your garden soil to dig up a potato, plant a seedling, or pull up a radish, and be met with a sharp, painful sting, and little red critters rocketing up your arms. If you are a gardener in the panhandle, my bet is that you know …

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