Tasty Homegrown Florida Heirloom Tomatoes: The appeal of growing your own tomatoes may come from your taste buds, wallet, or even food safety issues. For some, though, it’s the personal satisfaction of growing and picking the backyard bounty from garden plots or patio container pots. Read more about growing tomatoes in Florida.
Growing Brussels Sprouts and grapefruit in northeast Florida. Read the latest Florida gardening tips from Nassau County, Florida horticultural agent.
Do you have fruit growing in your yard? Muscadine grapes should be pruned between January and March in the Northeast Florida area. Concerned about your orange tree during a hard freeze? Most of the oranges we grow in Northeast Florida area are grafted onto cold hardy root stock, so there is less chance of losing the tree from freeze damage. The portion of the tree you truly need to protect is the grafting part (where the root stock meets the scion).
A University of Florida faculty member and Nassau County Extension Horticultural Agent, Rebecca Jordi addresses some of the questions she receives about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida, in GARDEN TALK. The Extension also offers helpful clinics throughout the year, providing assistance to local gardeners…