In this Issue:
  • 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!
  • Start Your Spring Garden Indoors
  • Workshop: Catch It Before They Kill It – Friday February 16th
  • Hydroponic Bucket Garden
  • 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
  • Vegetable Gardening

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/03/13/sweet-potatoes-for-the-summer/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/25/buy-seeds-now-for-your-spring-garden/

    Start Your Spring Garden Indoors

    Get a head start on your spring vegetable garden by planting seed now for some of your favorite spring crops. A great advantage to starting from seed is the seemingly endless number of varieties of your favorite vegetables that are available from online seed companies. You can experiment with new and heirloom varieties. Look to …

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    Workshop: Catch It Before They Kill It – Friday February 16th

      Please join us for an informative workshop to learn about managing insects in fruit & vegetables. You will learn how to identify common insect pests, control insect pests and submit samples for diagnosis from University of Florida / IFAS specialists. Attendees will receive free Insect ID guides and participate in an on-site demonstration ! Pesticide CEUs will …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/23/workshop-catch-it-before-they-kill-it-friday-february-16th/

    Hydroponic Bucket Garden

    Leaf lettuce growing in a floating hydroponic system.

    Christmas is just around the corner and what better gift could you give other than the gift that keeps on giving…a hydroponic bucket garden!  Floating hydroponic gardens are easy to build with supplies found at just about any home and garden center.  A simple garden can be constructed with a 5-Gallon bucket, polystyrene foam board …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/12/14/hydroponic-bucket-garden/

    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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