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Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening

Cilantro ready for harvest. Photo credit: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a short-lived annual herb with bright green, feathery, flat leaves that look very similar to flat-leaved parsley. Leaves can be harvested at will after they grow to a mature size and then continuously as needed. The flavor of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/13/cilantro-great-for-cool-season-gardening/

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://gulf.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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/01/gardening-in-containers-workshop-august-19/

Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13th, Quincy FL

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/gardening-for-pollinator-conservation-workshop-october-13th-quincy-fl/

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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/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://gulf.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://gulf.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://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/key-factors-to-successful-vegetable-gardening/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/02/gardening-patience-for-cold-damaged-plants/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/27/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-gardening-in-the-panhandle-newsletter-team/

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