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December 11, 2019

Start sprouting sweet potatoes: Toothpicks, a healthy tuber and a jar of water are all you need to get going. Stick three or four toothpicks into a sweet potato about 1/3 of the way down from the end with the little eyes. Position the potato in a glass or jar filled wi...

December 11, 2019

Ornamental plants: Fertilize plants that show signs of deficiencies. Rapid growth and leaching rains may result in nutrient deficiencies in some plants. See: Fertilization and Irrigation Needs for Florida Lawns and Landscapes (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep110)

Perennials...

December 11, 2019

Trees - all varieties 

Shrubs – most varieties

Flowers – Refresh summer beds

Bedding Plants -  ageratum, coleus, celosia, zinnia, wax begonia, alyssum, calendula, cleome, cornflower, dianthus, gaillardia, hollyhock, periwinkle, phlox, salvia, snap- dragon & verbena. Wait...

December 11, 2019

Add variety and interest to the landscape and table with exotic fruits. This is a great time of year to plant fruit trees. The Brevard Rare Fruit Club will have its annual sale in April and nurseries are full of a variety of healthy young trees.

A few of the more than 5...

December 11, 2019

Enjoy Veggetorials on YouTube. Learn to grow a vegetable garden from kitchen scraps and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6QnKAyBKu4&feature=youtu.be

December 11, 2019

Did you Know – that 150 millions years ago Jurassic period dinosaurs munched on coonties or that coontie plants are either male or female? In a sure sign of global warming.

Ventnor Botanical Garden (photo)

A male and a female Japanese sago (Cycas revolute), a coontie rel...

December 11, 2019

Fertilize – Restrict fertilization to plants that clearly need it. In general, established trees don’t need fertilization. If plants aren’t doing well used a controlled-release fertilizer like Lesco 8-2-10, Landscape & Ornamental Fertilizer, 100% sulfur-coated slow rel...

December 11, 2019

Soil pH: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/planting/soil-ph.html

1. Identify the area(s) to be sampled. Turf areas, vegetable gardens and ornamental beds should all be sampled separately.


2. Using a shovel, trowel, or soil probe, remove soil from several spo...

December 11, 2019

Perennials: Divide and replant overgrown perennials and bulbs now so that they establish before the coolest weather arrives. See Seeds and Propagation (Lawn and Garden): http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_garden_propagation


Fertilize vegetable plants with granular fertiliz...

December 11, 2019

Annuals/Bedding plants: Create a display of fall colors with cool-season plants. Some examples include impatiens, pansy, viola, strawflower, cape daisy, alyssum, dianthus, snapdragon and pansy. See Annuals: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_annual_landscape_plants

Bulbs: M...

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