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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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Radish: A Quick Producing Winter Vegetable

Radishes ready to harvest. Image Credit, UF / IFAS Gardening Solutions Floridians are lucky, in that they can grown many vegetables throughout the winter months. If a fast growing, quick producing vegetable is desired, nothing is faster than a radish. Radishes can develop from seed to mature root in 20-30 days, and can be planted …

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Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers

High tunnel frame, prior to adding plastic sheeting. Photo by Full Earth Farm. While many peninsular Florida farmers do not have to worry about cold protection, farmers in the Florida Panhandle are certainly an exception. Most of the Panhandle is in zone 8b, which means average minimum temperatures are between 15 and 20°F. North Florida …

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High Tunnels Can Exclude Vegetable Pests

High tunnel Tomato Crop at UF/IFAS WFREC: photo by Blake Thaxton High tunnel crop production has steadily increased in Northwest Florida, with many utilizing funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). There are many benefits to high tunnel production with crop earliness being the most talked about. Another major …

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Vegetable Garden Insect and Disease Management

During this growing season, monitor your plants to keep them healthy. Healthy plants will be able to survive pest attacks better. Nematodes are microscopic worms that attack vegetable roots and reduce growth and yield. Nematode populations can be reduced temporarily by soil solarization. It is a technique which uses the sun’s heat to kill the …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/key-factors-to-successful-vegetable-gardening/

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Thinning Vegetable Seedlings

Some vegetables and herbs like lettuce, carrots, collards, basil, and radish have very small seeds. It is difficult to plant these seeds so there is space between emerging plants for proper development. These plants will often need thinning after they mature. Thinning allows for adequate space for leaf and root development during the growing season.  Crowded …

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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

Healthful outdoor exercise, a feeling of accomplishment, and potential saving on the family food bill are good reasons why more and more Floridians are turning to home vegetable gardening. Image Credit: FAMU Usually, the most physically challenging part of a vegetable gardening project is to get the soil ready for planting.  However, whatever you do, don’t give …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/23/preparing-your-vegetable-garden/

Vegetable Crops Management Class October 24-25

The University of Florida will provide an introductory commercial vegetable crop production course. The Vegetable Crops Management Class will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center located in Quincy, Florida on Friday, October 24, 2014 beginning at 4:00PM Eastern Time, and ending at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Topics to …

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