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Hernando County IFAS Extension News for April 2018

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on March 28, 2018

Upcoming Free Classes

Growing Beautiful Gingers in Central Florida

Wednesday March 28 @ 10:30 AM
Master Gardener Wynn Miller will talk about his experiences growing gingers in our area.

Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill 34608

Much Ado About Mulch

Thursday April 5 @ 10:30AM
Lilly Browning

There is much to discuss when it comes to mulch! Recommended types, how to apply it properly and benefits are all covered.

West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville, 34613

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Undercover Beetles

Friday April 6 @ 10:00AM
Dr. William Lester

Dr. Lester will discuss the different varieties of beetles at the center and there will be a Beetle Walk to discover some in-person! Participants should wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking in the woods and along a pond.

Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, 34601



The Top 10 Things Newcomers Need to Know About Their Florida Yard

Wednesday April 11 @ 10:30AM
Lilly Browning

Number 1 is: forget everything you ever knew about gardening elsewhere. To find out the rest, join us for this class!

Spring Hill Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, 34608

Time to Plant Vegetable Gardens

March is the perfect time to start planting that spring vegetable garden! Stop by our office and pick up free fact sheets and information on exactly what to plant now, how to care for it and most importantly how to solve any problems you have with growing it! There are lots of free vegetable seeds at the Hernando County IFAS Extension office, 16110 Aviation Loop, Brooksville, so stop by and pick some up today.

Air Potato Patrol Needs You

Don’t forget to join the Air Potato Patrol! Here you can get lots of great information, learn how to control these invasive vines on your property using research-based information. You can also join the team and help researchers through this citizen science program. Just visit the website at https://airpotatobeetle.com/ for more information and to join up today.

Looking For Florida Friendly Plants for Your Spring Landscape?

Don’t forget to visit the Master Gardener Nursery, located at 19490 Oliver St. in Brooksville (just behind the Hernando County Fairgrounds).

The nursery is open Wednesday mornings and now every Saturday from 9:00 AM – Noon.


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