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The Neighborhood Gardener – September

Bamboo muhlyThis month in the Neighborhood Gardener:

  • New Resource for Using Pesticides Safely — The new Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) website provides convenient access to information on proper pesticide handling.
  • Florida MarketMaker — This new service will help Florida farms and producers meet the growing demand for locally-grown food. It’s an interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products, such as citrus groves, vegetable farms, and wineries.
  • Plant of the Month — Bamboo muhly blends the look of bamboo with the easy versatility of an ornamental grass.
  • Sharpening Landscape and Gardening Tools — As with knives, a dull edge on a cutting or digging tool can lead to painful accidents. Learn how to properly sharpen tools, including pruning blades and shovels.
  • September in the Garden — Start the fall planting season now. Plant cool-season vegetable crops such as celery, cabbage, lettuce, and collards.
  • Friend or Foe? Friend: Periwinkle — This ornamental (Catharanthus roseus) has proved to be an effective screening tool for treatments to control Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening.
  • Master Gardener Conference — Registration for the 2010 Master Gardener Continued Training Conference is now open.

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