Tag Archive: Vegetable

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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Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference October 11

Mark your calendars, put in your vacation request, or whatever you need to do to prepare to take part in the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference.  The conference will provide a great opportunity for networking and the sharing of practical farming knowledge that can help farmers across the region. This event promises lots of learning …

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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/

Pollination of Vegetable Crops – Maximize Your Crop’s Potential

Corn tassels at the top provide the pollen needed to produce the perfect ear of corn on the stalk below. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. It won’t be long until row crops and vegetable gardens are planted and thriving once again next spring. A sometimes taken for granted, yet critical element of any prosperous crop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/04/pollination-of-vegetable-crops-maximize-your-crops-potential/

Pollination of Vegetable Crops to Maximize Your Crop’s Potential

Corn tassels at the top provide the pollen needed to produce the perfect ear of corn on the stalk below. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. It won’t be long until row crops and vegetable gardens are planted and thriving once again next spring. A sometimes taken for granted, yet critical element of any prosperous crop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/22/pollination-of-vegetable-crops-to-maximize-your-crops-potential/

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/

Radish: The Fastest Vegetable to Market

Radishes. Image Credit UF / IFAS Solutions. I’ve heard it said there’s no such thing as a vegetable that grows fast, tastes good, and is cheap….well they must not have considered the radish! If a fast growing, quick producing vegetable is desired, nothing is better than a radish. Radishes can develop from seed to mature …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/18/radish-the-fastest-vegetable-to-market/

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/

Radish: A Quick Producing Winter Vegetable

Radishes ready to harvest. Image Credit, UF / IFAS Gardening Solutions Floridians are lucky, in that they can grown many vegetables throughout the winter months. If a fast growing, quick producing vegetable is desired, nothing is faster than a radish. Radishes can develop from seed to mature root in 20-30 days, and can be planted …

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Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers

High tunnel frame, prior to adding plastic sheeting. Photo by Full Earth Farm. While many peninsular Florida farmers do not have to worry about cold protection, farmers in the Florida Panhandle are certainly an exception. Most of the Panhandle is in zone 8b, which means average minimum temperatures are between 15 and 20°F. North Florida …

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