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Leaf Lettuce: Planting and Care

Molly JamesonNovember 9th, 2023Growing your own leaf lettuce can be a rewarding and tasty experience, but it’s crucial to know the ins and outs of providing the right conditions for a thriving crop. Here’s a concise guide to the optimal growing conditions and care for your leafy greens in the garden: Sunlight: Leaf lettuce thrives in cooler weather […]

Enjoy Florida-grown foods at Thanksgiving and through the holidays

Brad BuckNovember 7th, 2023When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State, say University of Florida experts. Those edibles include corn, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes. Like many of us, Nelly Nelson, family and consumer sciences agent for UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, said she and her family enjoy […]

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Lourdes MederosAugust 25th, 2023BY JESSE MURRAY Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida accounts for 3% of the national total, and has a unique market window during the winter months. […]

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