Vegetables

2015 Santa Rosa Master Gardener Plant Show & Sale

The Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale at a new location at the UF/IFAS Extension Office located at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton on Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dress up your landscape with many varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. …

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Spring into Vegetable Gardening Series for Beginners

Japanese Eggplant with Nasturtium

If you have ever considered planting a spring vegetable garden, attend a 4-week series to learn all you need to get started.  This workshop will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. starting January 14th until February 4th.  The cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple and includes numerous …

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Vegetable Producers Round Up

Join us at the Vegetable (& other Specialty Crop) Producers Round Up! Come learn about new marketing opportunities for your specialty crop operation and interact with local Northwest Florida produce distributors. We will be teaching new pest management techniques, the latest in food safety, and how plastic mulch is mechanically laid. You will also have …

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Tech Driven Marketing Tools

The world has changed substantially in the past 25 years.  Not too long ago sharing a photograph with a friend would take days if not weeks.  Think about it, first you take the photo, then you must have the film developed, and finally you must send the actual photo through the mail for the friend …

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Downy Mildew on Cucurbits

Downy Mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis) has been spotted in Santa Rosa County on Pumpkins, Cucurbita pepo.  Downy Mildew (DM) can be devastating on cucurbits in fall plantings.  The disease occurs in temperate and tropic areas with adequate leaf wetness, usually by the dew, with high or low rainfall.  It affects most cucurbits including cucumber, melon, squash, pumpkins, and watermelons. …

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It’s Summer, and the Grillin’ is Easy

Grilling and warm summer evenings make a perfect combination – as long as a few basic grilling safety tips are followed. * Grills should be used outdoors and at least 10 feet from any house or building. * Place grills away from deck railings and out from under eaves or overhanging branches. * Set a …

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2012 Small Farms Conference

Anyone interested in becoming a part of, and strengthening the small farm community in Florida? The small farms conference is for you!  It will take place July 27-29, 2012 in Kissimmee, FL.  Check it out here! Sessions include: ·         Beginning Farmers and Ranchers ·         New Markets and Regulations ·         Food Safety ·         Good Bug, Bad …

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Squash vine borer invades the garden

Last week the zucchini plants in my garden began to flower. I knew that it would not be long before I would enjoy all the culinary pleasures of this versatile cucurbit. My concern was that all the bees, needed for pollination, seemed to be enjoying the flowers of a nearby bottlebrush plant and not visiting …

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How to grow your vegetables in a straw bale

A fun technique to try in your vegetable plot is “bale” gardening. Using straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor, and for those who have little space to garden. It’s an easy and low-cost way to create …

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‘Easter Egg’ is an eggplant that will amaze the kids

High in fiber, low in calories and cholesterol free, the eggplant is a great edible to add to the summer garden. Although we think of eggplant as a vegetable, botanically it is a fruit. In Northwest Florida, our long hot growing season is perfect for the eggplant. One of the most common problems encountered in …

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