Tag Archive: Backyard

Which Breed is Best for Backyard Poultry?

The term “Backyard Chickens” is one many people use today.  The idea of having a pet help you make breakfast is growing in popularity.  I am often questioned as to which breed of chicken is the best breed.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/02/which-breed-is-best-for-backyard-poultry/

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/29/grow-shiitake-mushrooms-in-your-backyard/

Avoid Mosquitoes Abroad and in Your Own Backyard

Avoid Mosquitoes Abroad and in Your Own Backyard

The Zika virus has made us all more aware of the need to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes when we travel to those destinations that have confirmed reports …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/07/avoid-mosquitoes-abroad-and-in-your-own-backyard/

Leon County’s 2016 Backyard Gardening Series

Leon County’s 2016 Backyard Gardening Series

Please join UF/IFAS Leon County Agricultural and Horticultural Extension Agents as they present the:

 

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/09/leon-countys-2016-backyard-gardening-series/

Getting to Know Your Backyard Pests

Getting to Know Your Backyard Pests

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/27/getting-to-know-your-backyard-pests/

Attract Birds to the Backyard

Attract Birds to the Backyard

The sight and sound of birds in the yard reconnects us to the wonder and beauty of nature. Providing food, water and shelter can bring the joy of our feathered friends into outdoor spaces.

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/02/attract-birds-to-the-backyard/

Growing sweet corn in the backyard garden

Corn Field. Image Credit Matthew Orwat

Corn Field. Image Credit Matthew Orwat

Sweet corn is a favorite among home gardeners. As long as the space is available, it’s not difficult to grow.

Corn is a new world native crop, with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/21/growing-sweet-corn-in-the-backyard-garden/

Florida Snow! Nature’s Reminder to Enhance Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Florida Snow! Nature’s Reminder to Enhance Backyard Wildlife Habitat

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Even though adapted to weather extremes, these migratory American goldfinches (Spinus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/02/florida-snow-natures-reminder-to-enhance-backyard-wildlife-habitat/

Food Safety for the Backyard Gardener

Food safety is a hot topic these days!  Headlines are grabbing our attention concerning food borne illness, contamination, and widespread disease outbreaks at restaurants, grocery stores, and even farmers markets.  Proper food safety practices are important for all food handlers and growers, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/19/food-safety-for-the-backyard-gardener/