In this Issue:
  • Composting Made Easy
  • Time to Start a Fall Garden
  • Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs
  • Build Your Own Floating Hydroponic Garden
  • Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike
  • Southern Field Peas, a Summer Delight
  • Fall Tomato Selection
  • Vegetable Garden Insect and Disease Management
  • Grow an Herb Garden!
  • Tomato Foliar Diseases
  • Vegetable Gardening

    Composting Made Easy

    What if I told you there was a way to create compost indoors? No pitchfork required, no hot steamy temperatures, a simple mix of ingredients, and it would fit right under your kitchen sink? As long as you can convince your family to have worms in the house… you can start vermicomposting. Vermicomposting uses a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/03/composting-made-easy/

    Time to Start a Fall Garden

    As the days get shorter and temperatures decrease, it is time install your cool season vegetable garden. Many vegetables can be grown in Florida, but it is important to understand what the climatic requirements are for each crop to have the most success. To get the most of your garden space know the recommended months …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/03/free-fall-gardening-workshop-in-panama-city/

    Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs

    Mushrooms are an excellent low calorie food with a high fullness factor (they fill you up).  But the “common” or “button” mushroom lacks natural flavor.  On the other hand, shiitake mushrooms have all the benefits of button mushrooms, but offer a flavor punch and a higher fiber content.  However, they are a bit more expensive.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/08/26/growing-shiitake-mushrooms-on-logs/

    Build Your Own Floating Hydroponic Garden

    Building a floating hydroponic garden as a fall project could be rewarding and delicious. In the fall, lettuce, cabbage and greens are ideal for floating hydroponic gardens. Watch a video by UF / IFAS Extension Agents to learn how to construct your own floating hydroponic garden by clicking on the picture below.   The publication, Building a Floating …

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    Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike

    As our world and our lives become more centered on technology it seems that all the information we need is just a touch screen away. After all, you are most likely reading this article from a laptop, smart phone, or tablet. While convenient and portable, there are some places you might not wish to take …

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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/05/12/grow-an-herb-garden/

    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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