Monthly Archives: June 2017

Scouting for Squash Bugs

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Florida predatory stink bug

When most people think of stink bugs they think of garden pests, but this adult Florida predatory stink bug is a real friend of the gardener. This one is taking out a Japanese beetle that was munching on some zinnias.

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Composting at UGArden

It is important to get compost hot to rid your pile of harmful organisms and weed seeds! If you have questions about backyard composting or need help getting started, let us know – maybe we can help!

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Plot of flowering veggies

It took a long time to clear this out but it felt nice to look back on the finished product!

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New Seeder

Our new seeder allows us to more efficiently plant our cover crops! Saves time and allows us to get better coverage!

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Mowing Cover Crops in the Upper Fields

On Monday this week, some of the interns got some tractor time mowing cover crops like buckwheat in some of the upper fields. Cover crops play an important role in organic gardening, acting as green manure for the fields and … Continue reading

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How Fast Things Grow!

I had to be out of town last week for travel to a conference. When I came back, the tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini in the high tunnel had nearly doubled in size. What a difference a week makes, especially … Continue reading

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