Tag Archive: Gardener

Rosemary Doesn’t Mind a Forgetful Gardener

Rosemary Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an attractive evergreen woody perennial and a culinary herb that grows well in the Florida Panhandle with very little attention. Rosemary is quite tough and thrives in hot, dry spots with well-drained soil.  All plants require some water to become established (the time it takes to grow enough roots to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/21/rosemary-doesnt-mind-a-forgetful-gardener/

Food Safety for the Backyard Gardener

Food safety is a hot topic these days!  Headlines are grabbing our attention concerning food borne illness, contamination, and widespread disease outbreaks at restaurants, grocery stores, and even farmers markets.  Proper food safety practices are important for all food handlers and growers, including the backyard gardener.  I recently returned from teaching at the UF/IFAS display …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/20/food-safety-for-the-backyard-gardener/