Tips for When it’s Time to Harvest Your Yams

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

In this, the third part of her series, Cathy Isom reviews some tips for when it’s time to harvest yams. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Yams will grow through spring, summer, and fall before dying off in the winter. They’re in the ground for approximately eight months, so patience is a virtue. When it’s time to harvest your …

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Common Problems and Solutions for Growing Yams

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom continues her series on yams by reviewing some common problems and solutions when growing yams.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Some common problems when growing yams include:  Yam Mosaic Disease. This causes lesions on the leaves in a mosaic pattern. The plant withers and looks weak. It can cause stunted growth in the tubers, and …


Home Gardeners Continue to Seek Advice on EDIS

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research

(UF/IFAS) — Only one new title joined this year’s top-10 UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications, and like five others making the list, it appeals to horticulture interests. In all, the Electronic Data Information Source saw 4.6 million visits and more than 18 million pageviews this year. Here are 2019’s 10 most-visited EDIS publications: The “Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide” is a perennial …


Make Your Landscape a Fire Fuel-Free Zone

Dan This Land of Ours

Very few think about the damage fire can do, until it happens. Cathy Isom has some helpful tips about how to make your landscape a fire fuel-free zone. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Fires require fuel to burn. If you’ve ever tried to start a fire with uncured or unseasoned wood without an accelerant, then you know …


2020 Plant Trends Head Off the Beaten Garden Path

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

(UF/IFAS) — Expect to see more eco-conscious and unconventional plants in homes and gardens for 2020, according to horticultural experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Below are some of the hottest trends to look for in the new year. Native plants Plants are considered native to your area if they naturally occur there. “One …