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Plant Combinations for Fall Gardens

You may have heard “group plants with similar needs together” but struggled to come up with some combinations that work. The most important things to consider when creating functional garden space is the cultural needs of the plants you want to combine. Sunlight, water, and fertilizer needs should be very similar when planting multiple plants …

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Harvesting Tips for Extending Your Fall Vegetable Garden

  Kale, mustard, and lettuce in fall garden. Photo by Molly Jameson.   In North Florida, December can mark the peak in fall vegetable gardening. Early lettuce varieties are beginning to head and your later varieties are coming on strong. Radishes are starting to erupt out of the ground, and leafy greens are producing big …

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Fall Small Farm Field Day November 19

Author: Blake Thaxton – bthaxton@ufl.edu Santa Rosa County Extension Agent I, Commercial Horticulture Blake Thaxton

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Evaluate and Enjoy Your Landscape This Fall

Fall is a good time to evaluate your landscape, learn from what has and what has not worked and formulate plans to improve your landscape. Evaluate problem areas in lawn. Photo Credit: Larry Williams Before your lawn and landscape plants go dormant, do a walk through of your landscape, make notes if necessary and visually …

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Broomsedge Infestations are Highly Visible in Fall Pastures

Mature broomsedge.  Photo credit:  Melinda Brakie, USDA NRCS East Texas Plant Materials Center It is common place now to see maturing broomsedge in our pasture and hayfields. Broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus) is not really a sedge at all, but a native grass.  It seems to shoot up overnight after being inconspicuous for most of the …

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Fall Color Without Harming the Habitat

As the trees begin to turn various shades of red, many people begin to inquire about the Popcorn trees.  While their autumn coloration is one of the reasons they were introduced to the Florida environment, it took years for us to realize what a menace Popcorn trees become.  Sapium sebiferum, the Chinese tallowtree or Popcorn …

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Conditions are Favorable for Bacterial Spot in Fall Tomatoes

Typical bacterial spot symptoms on a tomato leaf. Credit: University of Florida/IFAS High temperatures and wet weather produce the perfect conditions for the onset of bacterial spot in tomato fields. The disease is caused by various species of Xanthomonas bacteria. Small spots (1/8 inch) form on leaves, stems, and fruit. The leaf spots are sometimes outlined in …

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Safetacular Fall Celebrations

Photo credit: Dorothy C. Lee Fall is in the air. Cooler weather brings thoughts and plans for hayrides, carnivals, festivals, trick-or-treat, and more fun. Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. Concerns about children’s safety, whether they are out in the neighborhood or back …

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Art and Plants Come Together at the “Art & Garden Fall Family Festival”

The University of Florida/IFAS presents Art & Garden Fall Family Festival, October 3, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Quincy Campus. Join us that day and discover creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening through demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Speak with experts about all …

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Fall Color with Muhly Grass

As September rolls into October and we finally experience cooler temperatures, I always look forward to seeing one of my favorite native grasses in full bloom. Muhlenbergia capillaris, or Muhly grass, is an extremely versatile plant in the home landscape. It is both flood and drought tolerant and easy to maintain. A true local, it …

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