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Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season

I had to do a hard thing last week.  My battle-worn okra, eggplant and pepper plants that had produced so reliably since June and endured all the summertime challenges (heat, insects, disease, and a hurricane to name a few) were finally pulled out of my raised bed garden and discarded.  A combination of lowered yields, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/10/readying-your-raised-beds-for-northwest-floridas-best-gardening-season/

Gardening in Containers Workshop – August 19

The Jackson County Master Gardeners will host a “Gardening in Containers” Workshop on Saturday, August 19 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL.  The workshop will give you simple tips on growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers.  Bring your own unique container.  Plant material …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/01/gardening-in-containers-workshop-august-19/

Butterfly Gardening

Blue Morpho Butterfly feeding on banana. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS Have you been thinking about creating a butterfly garden but don’t know where to start? Afraid it’s too much upkeep or has to look wild and untamed? Red Admiral Butterfly. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS Spend a Saturday morning with the UF/IFAS Master Gardeners of Bay County to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/butterfly-gardening/

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

Banana pepper in container. Photo by Molly Jameson. 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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/28/dont-think-you-have-a-green-thumb-try-container-gardening/

Leon County’s 2016 Backyard Gardening Series

Please join UF/IFAS Leon County Agricultural and Horticultural Extension Agents as they present the:     The series will run from 6:00-8:00 PM on March 24 and March 31, 2016 at the Leon County Extension Office, located at 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. The two-day series will feature Extension Agents Mark Tancig, Molly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/09/leon-countys-2016-backyard-gardening-series/

Gardening Success Begins with Choosing the Right Plant

Last Week’s temperatures have confirmed the winter of 2016 is not 100% over. Now is the time to plan that spring garden!. Garden catalogs from every part of the nation are finding their way into many area homes. Their pages promise the buyer the potential for legendary success and the envy of their friends and neighbors. After …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/16/gardening-success-begins-with-choosing-the-right-plant/

Low Tunnels Provide Year-Round Gardening Versatility

An example of a low tunnel integrated into a raised bed. Photo credit – Fran Scher As the heat of the summer falls upon us, it may seem strange to start thinking about structures to protect crops from the weather.  A versatile structure, however, can do more than just protect crops from the cold. Low …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/low-tunnels-provide-year-round-gardening-versatility/

4-H Volunteer Grows Confidence through Gardening Project

4-H School Gardens help youth learn about science, food and nutrition, and life skills such as responsibility. Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With 4-H volunteers, Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development, and UF IFAS Extension all in a row! School gardens have become the perfect avenue to implement experiential learning. They …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/4-h-volunteer-grows-confidence-through-gardening-project/

Gardening in a Bucket

Growing wholesome, healthy vegetables in a container are a way of life these days. Here are some easy and less expensive tips for creating that bucket garden. In a large container or on a plastic mat on the ground, mix garden soil and compost in a 2:1 ratio. Two scoops of soil and one of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/14/gardening-in-a-bucket/

Key Factors to Successful Vegetable Gardening

Site selection of your vegetable garden is a very important part of vegetable gardening because if the appropriate site is not selected than success may be limited. Identify distance between vegetable garden and water source. Image of a Walton County Community Garden site in DeFuniak Springs, FL.Photo Credit: Eddie Powell First, the gardener should place the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/key-factors-to-successful-vegetable-gardening/

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