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What’s Hotter Than Summer? Peppers!

Judy JeanJuly 27th, 2022July is one of the hottest months of the year. As a gardener, you may be questioning what to plant in this heat. Let me give you a suggestion, ornamental peppers. Hear me out! Ornamental peppers are excellent bedding plants for hot weather conditions since they can be grown as ground covers in mixed flower […]

Edible and Perennial Plant Sale

Beth BollesMarch 1st, 2022Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to reserve your spot for their first plant sale in 2022.  This event will have edibles and a selection of perennials. Cash or check only. The event will be Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon at 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment. Sign up for your time through […]

IPM – Biological Control: The Braconid Wasp (Cotesia congreta)

Prissy FletcherSeptember 19th, 2021Hornworms are immature moths that can be devastating pests, especially on crops in the Solanaceae family such as peppers and tomatoes. These moths are in the Sphingidae family. The tobacco and tomato hornworms are especially damaging during their caterpillar stage. Usually found underneath the leaves, these chewing insects can desecrate a crop within a few […]

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