Gardening In The Panhandle

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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Extension’s Connection to Community

Come on by and smell the flowers! Credit: Mark Tancig/UF IFAS Extension. At this time of year, UF IFAS Extension agents across the state are compiling all of their phone calls, emails, field visits, number of programs held and participants attended to complete their annual report of accomplishment. As an extension agent, I can vouch …

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Correcting Crape Murder

Are you guilty of “Crape Murder”, the dreaded horticultural sin that involves lopping off your beautiful Crape Myrtles fence post high and creating gnarly looking knuckles?  No need to raise hands, you know who you are!  Despite the cruelness of this act, all is not lost; there is still time to repent and change your …

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Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Shiitake mushrooms growing on a log. Photo Credit: University of Florida/IFAS MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake …

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Meet the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Keynote Speaker

Every gardener should know a thing or two about farming. Join UF/IFAS Extension at the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference to not only learn about market vegetable production, fruit and nut production, and much more, but also to attend the pre-conference farm tour and listen to a speech by the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joy …

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Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus

Can’t ever figure out that perfect gift to give at the holidays? During the next gift giving season, why not try something a little different. Give a patio citrus tree! It’s a unique gift to give or receive here in the Sunshine State. One of the pleasures nearly all homeowners in Florida can enjoy is …

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Winter Shrubs

Photo Caption: Unused tomato cages are a perfect support for heavy covers which can protect delicate landscape shrubs during the frosts of winter. When spring arrives, they can again be used to support tomato plants. Image Credit Les Harrison The Thanksgiving turkey is but a distant memory, the stores are stocking for the spring, and …

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When Should I Prune My Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower. While we cannot determine the exact time to prune the dooryard fruit trees in our rather variable …

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Hydroponic Bucket Garden

Leaf lettuce growing in a floating hydroponic system. Photo Credit: University of Florida/IFAS Extension. 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 …

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Time to Cut Back Tropical Milkweed

Monarch butterflies. Photo credit: Pia-Riitta Klein. We have grown to love monarch butterflies, with their striking orange and black markings and their fascinating annual migration from southern Canada 3,000 miles south to Mexico. To help them, we have increasingly planted milkweed, the only plant on which their caterpillars will feed. In northwest Florida, the milkweed …

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