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The Joys of Growing Elephant Garlic
The Joys of Growing Elephant Garlic One of my all-time favorite vegetables to grow and eat is elephant garlic. While related to garlic, elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) is actually considered a bulbing leek
Tips on Building Raised Bed Gardens
Want to grow a vegetable garden but don’t know where to start? Raised bed gardens give you the ability to put a garden anywhere you have at least six hours of sunlight and access to water, regardless of your native soil type. See the fact sheet below (Or Click Here for the downloadable
National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”
Trap Crops Help Combat Pests in the Garden
To be a successful gardener, it is important to have an integrated approach to handling obstacles in the garden. These considerations include techniques such as planting disease resistant crop varieties, maintaining proper plant spacing, planting at the appropriate time, monitoring the garden and properly identifying insects and diseases, watering uniformly, and many more cultural and preventative measures that will aid
March 22nd, 2023 is World Water Day!
March 22nd 2023 is observed around the world as World Water Day! Yesterday, the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners showed their dedication to protecting and enhancing our water resources by proclaiming March 22nd, 2023 to be World Water Day in Sarasota County. UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County was joined by Sarasota County Public Utilities,
Pause For A Bit of Positive Financial News
With all the negative news we’ve heard lately about looming recessions and bank failures, it can be unnerving. So let’s all just pause for a bit of positive financial news
Happy Birthday! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program Turns 50!
This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer program celebrates its fiftieth year. Programs across the United States (and beyond) are recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments the program has made in so many communities