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Permaculture Practices for the Home Landscape

If you’ve attended any of our landscaping classes, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “Right Plant, Right Place”.  This phrase is a simple reminder to research plant growth habits and growing conditions before making selections for your landscape.  This not only holds true for ornamental plants, but for edible crops as well.  A term used …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/permaculture-practices-for-the-home-landscape/

Healthy and Delicious, Oyster Mushrooms Can be Grown at Home

Following basic instructions, grow oyster mushrooms using sterilized straw, a plastic bag, oyster mushroom spawn, and water. Photo by Sunny Liao. Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) – which have nothing to do with oysters besides their similar shape – are some of the most delicate, subtlety flavored, and easiest to prepare mushrooms of the culinary world. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/10/healthy-and-delicious-oyster-mushrooms-can-be-grown-at-home/

Planning ahead can reduce home and landscape damage

Even large, healthy oaks may fall during a tornado. Photo credit: northescambia.com When we think of bad weather in Florida, hurricanes are typically the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, Florida is 4th in the nation in tornado frequency—and when adjusted for frequency per square mile, we are actually number 1. Residents of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/02/planning-ahead-can-reduce-home-and-landscape-damage/

Spring Clean Your Way to a Safer Home!

  Spring cleaning of one’s home is a tradition dating back centuries that is tied to the vernal equinox – the first day of spring.   At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. In many cultures this longer, lighter, warmer day is often a cause …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/spring-clean-your-way-to-a-safer-home/

Plan Carefully Around Home Foundations

Variety is the spice of life and more homeowners are incorporating this philosophy into the design of their homes. Windows especially are becoming more of a design feature, so we should change our philosophy on landscaping around them. Windows allow us to feel connected to the outdoors and allow natural light to pass into the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/10/plan-carefully-around-home-foundations/

Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28

Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28, 2014 UF IFAS Extension Washington County Learn how to grow strawberries in the Florida fall home garden ! Where: Washington County Ag Center East Wing Conference Room 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 When: Tuesday October 28th , 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Cost: $ 10.00. Refreshments Served Limit 30 participants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/21/strawberries-for-the-home-garden-tuesday-october-28/

Tips for the Busy 4-H Parent: Setting Up a Home Communication Center

Home Command Center idea from SouthernLiving.com As summer comes to a close, many parents are overwhelmed getting ready for “back to school” let alone the new 4-H club year! Over the next few weeks, we will share some timely tips for busy 4-H parents so that you are less likely to miss a school event, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/08/tips-for-the-busy-4-h-parent-setting-up-a-home-communication-center/

Sprucing Up Your Home This Fall? Know Thy Paint!

So now the weather is cooling off and you’ve been thinking about doing something to give your home a much-needed facelift. Perhaps now you’re thinking you want to add some seasonal touches. The easiest way to spruce up a home is with a coat of paint. Painting will give the home an updated, refreshed look …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/17/sprucing-up-your-home-this-fall-know-thy-paint/

“Slow” Down When You Get Home – Dinner is Done!

Wouldn’t it be great to have dinner ready tonight when you walk in the door? Can you smell the aroma of the roast, potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, and onion as you open the front door of your home? Slow cookers make having dinner on busy days or after work quick and easy. There are various …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/24/slow-down-when-you-get-home-dinner-is-done/

Asian Cockroach – Is it a Pest of the Home or the Garden?

German cockroach (left), Asian cockroach (right). Credit: Dina L. Richman, University of Florida When people first see Asian cockroaches they may think they are seeing little flying moths. Or they may believe they are seeing German cockroaches because the two species look similar. Keen observation will indicate that there are differences, particularly in behavior.  In appearance, both German …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/asian-cockroach-is-it-a-pest-of-the-home-or-the-garden/

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