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Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13

A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful food supply, encouraging biodiversity and helping maintain a healthier ecological environment – the so-called “balance of nature.” Come learn how you …

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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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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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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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Gardening Patience for Cold-Damaged Plants

Our recent cold weather was not only a surprise for many locals but also for many plants that still had plenty of green growth. After a couple of nights of freezing temperatures, even deciduous trees that had not dropped their leaves, look a little ratty. Since it is just the beginning of December and we are …

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Gardening in the Panhandle Newsletter Team

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE “HERBS FOR FALL” ON GARDENING IN A MINUTE Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions …

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Gardening in Small Spaces

Container garden. Image: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Living in a condo, apartment, or home with small yard does not mean you can’t garden at home.  Whether you are interested in edible plants or ornamentals you can create a fit that is right for your space by using containers. The first step in container gardening is the …

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Organic Gardening Starts With The Soil

Image Credit UF IFAS Gardening solutions. What does it mean to grow gardens organically?  It depends upon who you talk to.  The simple answer is that organic gardeners only use animal or plant-based fertilizers rather than synthetic.  It also means use of natural pest control devoid of synthetically manufactured insecticides. In other words, using natural substances and beneficial insects to ward off pests instead …

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Youth Gardening Grows Across the Country

Backyard gardens have increased in popularity the last few years, with record calls to Extension offices statewide on how to grow tomatoes and preserve produce.  Along with the boom in home gardening, schools have steadily added gardens to their campuses. There are countless benefits to including children in growing their own food. Personal experience and …

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Top 15 Gardening in the Panhandle Articles of 2013!

King Sago Palm. Photo credit: Mary Derrick The wordpress-platform version Gardening in the Panhandle began in May of 2012 and had 188 views from its inception through the end of the year. This was a new online version of a long running and award winning traditional print newsletter. 2013 brought a new e-newsletter format and a ramped up effort …

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