In this Issue:
  • Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017
  • Improve Your Life with Panhandle E-Extension Newsletters and UF/IFAS EDIS Resources
  • Lessons Learned from Farmers: Fire Ant Control
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18
  • Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season
  • Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series
  • CANCELLED ! Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017
  • Permaculture Practices for the Home Landscape
  • Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden
  • Vegetable Gardening

    Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017

    Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017. 8:00am-2:00pm At the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 For more information contact Shep Eubanks Phone: (850) 875-7255 bigbuck@ufl.edu       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the …

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    Improve Your Life with Panhandle E-Extension Newsletters and UF/IFAS EDIS Resources

    If you are a regular reader of Gardening in the Panhandle, you know that this e-newsletter covers many topics related to ornamental and vegetable gardening, Florida-friendly landscaping, pest management, and lawn and garden fertility. But did you also know that UF/IFAS Extension in the Florida Panhandle has four other E-newsletters covering topics such as Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/27/improve-your-life-with-panhandle-e-extension-newsletters-and-ufifas-edis-resources/

    Lessons Learned from Farmers: Fire Ant Control

    As I near the three-year mark of being an Extension Agent, I think about how fortunate I am to have a career that not only encourages me to meet all our local farmers, but also to learn from them and share their knowledge with the community. A few months ago, I visited Blake Canter of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/13/lessons-learned-from-farmers-fire-ant-control/

    Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, November 18 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow oyster mushrooms. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Learn to culture your …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/24/mushroom-growing-workshop-november-18/

    Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season

    I had to do a hard thing last week.  My battle-worn okra, eggplant and pepper plants that had produced so reliably since June and endured all the summertime challenges (heat, insects, disease, and a hurricane to name a few) were finally pulled out of my raised bed garden and discarded.  A combination of lowered yields, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/10/readying-your-raised-beds-for-northwest-floridas-best-gardening-season/

    Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series

      By Tiffany Torres Tiffany Torres is the Family Nutrition Program Northwest District Food Systems Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension. With the cooler months of fall upon us, school gardens across the Panhandle are beginning to awaken from their summer slumber. Soon, students and teachers will begin to replenish the soil, plant their seeds, and dive …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/gear-up-for-leon-county-extensions-garden-educator-training-series/

    CANCELLED ! Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

    This event has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma and the impact it is having on the speakers, who were planning on travelling from central Florida. Rescheduled for February 2018   Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/26/fall-vegetable-production-workshop-combating-insect-pests-september-12-2017/

    Permaculture Practices for the Home Landscape

    If you’ve attended any of our landscaping classes, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “Right Plant, Right Place”.  This phrase is a simple reminder to research plant growth habits and growing conditions before making selections for your landscape.  This not only holds true for ornamental plants, but for edible crops as well.  A term used …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/25/permaculture-practices-for-the-home-landscape/

    Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables have undergone various forms of domestication for thousands of years. Throughout this time, selective breeding of wild forages has allowed humans to develop crops with many desirable traits, such as increased size, higher sugar content, more nutrition, and brighter colors. If you ate a carrot 5,000 years ago, you would be in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/07/12/ponder-the-antiquity-of-fruits-and-vegetables/

    Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden

    Most of you plant a spring vegetable garden with a number of different vegetable types. However, you may not realize that you are improving the health of your soil and your crops by planting a diverse garden.  Intercropping is a gardening practice of growing different crops in the same field.  When planting a mixture of crops …

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