In This Issue

Alex Bolques
Editor, FAMU Horticulture & Small Farms Extension Agent II
Gadsden County Extension
ABOL@UFL.EDU

As we begin the New Year, much of our outdoor surroundings are well into the grip of a north Florida winter.  Cold and below freezing temperatures have caused deciduous trees and shrubs to shed their leaves, green lawns to turn brown, and damage or loss of plants in the landscape.

In this issue, you can learn about the benefits of soil testing, managing cold damaged palms, adding winter color to your landscape, protecting your vegetable garden from the cold and so much more.  It also contains informative articles and resources to help you get ready for the 2011 growing season, such as, how to design a Florida landscape like a pro, edible landscaping, and how to make a self-watering container system.  We also venture into the home with management options for pesky bed bugs.