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

The Garden Educator Training Series helps garden leaders start or improve their school or community garden. Photo by Molly Jameson.   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 …

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

Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes? Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/harvesting-your-garden-what-to-do-with-all-those-radishes/

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://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/20/caterpillars-in-the-vegetable-garden/

Start Planting the Spring Vegetable Garden

With weather warming up and daylight savings time right around the corner, we are in the midst of prime time for planting spring vegetable gardens. Gardeners routinely growing vegetable gardens should note that it is best to rotate plant families when planning a vegetable garden. See the table below to determine which families should be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/start-planting-the-spring-vegetable-garden/

Add Potatoes to Your Florida Garden

Potatoes planted in mid-February were ready to harvest in mid-May in Panama City. Photo: Vicki Evans, UF/IFAS Master Gardener A common misconception is that all potatoes come from the Midwest. However, select Irish potato varieties are produced commercially in Florida on over 20,000 acres. Potatoes can also be grown in Florida home gardens if care …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/03/add-potatoes-to-your-florida-garden/

Spring Vegetable Garden Preparation

It is cold right now…at least it is this week. Even though the winters in northwest Florida do not have consistent cold temperatures, it is not warm enough to grow warm season vegetables all year around. The cold spells come and go but will soon be gone and spring will have sprung. With spring comes birds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/21/spring-vegetable-garden-preparation/

Harvesting Tips for Extending Your Fall Vegetable Garden

  Kale, mustard, and lettuce in fall garden. Photo by Molly Jameson.   In North Florida, December can mark the peak in fall vegetable gardening. Early lettuce varieties are beginning to head and your later varieties are coming on strong. Radishes are starting to erupt out of the ground, and leafy greens are producing big …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/24/harvesting-tips-for-extending-your-fall-vegetable-garden/

Cold Protection for the Winter Garden

Covering a row of lettuce with frost cloth at Turkey Hill Farm. Photo by Turkey Hill Farm. While most of Florida does not have to worry about freezing winter weather, the Florida Panhandle is certainly an exception. North Florida experiences a few hard freezes – temperatures less than 28°F for over five hours – every …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/04/cold-protection-for-the-winter-garden/

Crop Rotation in the Garden

A diverse garden attracts pollinators and helps balance soil fertility. Photo by Molly Jameson. The kids are back to school and you know what that means – everyone in the house will soon come down with the sniffles and a sore throat. But what if when the kids came home, Jack went straight to his …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/06/crop-rotation-in-the-garden/

Art and Plants Come Together at the “Art & Garden Fall Family Festival”

The University of Florida/IFAS presents Art & Garden Fall Family Festival, October 3, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Quincy Campus. Join us that day and discover creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening through demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Speak with experts about all …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/29/art-and-plants-come-together-at-the-art-garden-fall-family-festival/

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