In this Issue:
  • My Fall Vegetable Garden
  • Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option
  • Fire Ants in the Garden
  • Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop August 6
  • Peppers Get Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Too!
  • Do Your Plants have Problems?
  • Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young
  • What’s in Your Manure?
  • Caterpillars in the Vegetable Garden
  • Don’t Think You Have a Green Thumb? Try Container Gardening!
  • Vegetable Gardening

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/09/16/my-fall-vegetable-garden/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/08/12/fire-ants-in-the-garden/

    Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop August 6

    Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/20/fall-vegetable-gardening-workshop-august-6/

    Peppers Get Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Too!

    Peppers and tomatoes are in the same plant family – solanaceae or more commonly known as the nightshade family – and can be susceptible to some of the same diseases. This is true of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). The solanaceae family includes potatoes, eggplant, tobacco, petunia, tomatillo and deadly nightshade in addition to pepper …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/07/peppers-get-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-too/

    Do Your Plants have Problems?

      Many gardeners get stumped when a favorite plant of theirs comes down with a strange “something”. Many of these gardeners know about UF/IFAS Extension and call their local horticulture and agriculture agents for assistance in figuring out what’s going on. However, even these experts are often stumped by what they see. Fortunately, the agents …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/05/do-your-plants-have-problems/

    Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

    The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported unusually high numbers of nymphs, the juvenile form of the grasshopper. This observation is consistent with the usual increase of nymphs in vegetable gardens during the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/06/01/control-grasshoppers-when-they-are-young/

    What’s in Your Manure?

    Humans have used animal manures to fertilize food crops for thousands of years. Manures are an organic source of plant nutrients and are often a waste byproduct that must be properly managed when raising animals. Today, many farmers and backyard gardeners continue to use animal manures to provide nutrition to their crops. However, a recent …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/05/24/whats-in-your-manure/

    Caterpillars in the Vegetable Garden

    In the last few weeks, more garden pests have arrived! It is a fact of life in northwest Florida that we will have a few things in our garden including heat, moisture (humidity and rainfall), and BUGS! With a cooler spring the arrival of some of the troublesome pests in the garden seemed to be delayed …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/05/17/caterpillars-in-the-vegetable-garden/

    Don’t Think You Have a Green Thumb? Try Container Gardening!

    Interested in having a garden, but have limited space? Maybe you live in an apartment, have poor soil quality, or you just don’t have many areas that get enough sunlight. Maybe you’ve tried gardening, but given up, labeling yourself as one of those who “just doesn’t have a green thumb.” Well, I’m here to tell …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/04/27/dont-think-you-have-a-green-thumb-try-container-gardening/

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