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Karen Epple You're still invited for EPP!
Getting better all the time! We'll be on WUFT-TV tomorrow!
Keep inviting folks!!
15.04.2015 at 04:19 amLike
Crystal Hartman If there is anyone in the EPP community who can run this? There's still time. I have to run the nursery that day. However, Evelyn has graciously agreed to display an EPP placard and fliers at her org's booth.15.04.2015 at 12:43 pm1Annette Gilley Also working that day, and can't get out of it.15.04.2015 at 12:54 pmview 3 more commentsCrystal Hartman Sorry you can't make it Annette. My kids and I will be there this Thursday 4-6 if you can come then. Or let me know a good day/time for you and we can just work together.15.04.2015 at 01:02 pm1Annette Gilley If ONLY there was some way to take off on Sunday the 19th, I would come out to EPP in the morning, then go to Earth Day (which is really growing into an awesome event) by 1 pm, but,.... :( Spring is my favorite season, but in many ways it is just hell.16.04.2015 at 03:18 am1Edulis Exsto Larian Solstice and Brian MonkeySoul Stanton can go Karen Epple. Crystal Hartmandoes that person already have our promo materials or banner? I have a table, not tent or chairs.19.04.2015 at 02:32 am
Linda Hefner Hello!! I am looking for Callaloo seeds..have any?19.04.2015 at 01:28 amLike
Amy Joy Sheer I would love to buy some fruit trees! What do you have available? Any key lime by chance?
18.04.2015 at 06:54 pmLike
Brian MonkeySoul Stanton Hey Amy Joy Sheer, back in town?
We dont carry citrus. Much od what we carry is on
2Nd Wed downtown markets, Sundays 10-2 with Crystal Hartman are the best times. You can also help and build credit. But once you get that MD $, help me donate a healing collection to Wilmot?18.04.2015 at 06:56 pm
Edulis Exsto Get your blueberries, pomegranate, figs, mulberries and much more. Work trade or adopt ($) trees/plants from our nonprofit, volunteer run, collective nursery: Come through this afternoon (Sundays, Thursday,See More and more if you want to lead). Less
12.04.2015 at 03:52 pmLike
Crystal Hartman We are also available easily by appointment. I live right up the road and frequent the place. Just give me a call: 352-214-817913.04.2015 at 09:10 pm2Annette Gilley I would reeeeally like to grow and propagate named varieties of loquats. Would like to learn the differences between them. Also paw-paws.16.04.2015 at 03:13 am
Crystal Hartman All are invited, but the event is only allowing 52 people to be invited...?
15.04.2015 at 12:50 pmLike
Brian MonkeySoul Stanton Are you making it as a group event or personal? Michael Adler might have an idea.15.04.2015 at 03:27 pmCrystal Hartman I was pretty sure it was as EPP, as I chose the event from its page, not my personal page. Same as other times I've done events, so I thought???15.04.2015 at 03:39 pmview 1 more commentsCrystal Hartman I made sure the header was an EPP event not a Crystal event and same thing. THere is a button to click that says invite friends, that is auto-checked. With it checked it invites only the 52 members that are MY friends. With it unclicked it invites 0 people. I'm like, WTH??15.04.2015 at 03:44 pm
Brian MonkeySoul Stanton Wilmot Gardens at UF is hiring a part time coordinator. I work next door. This would be also a great UF - EPP bridge, as they are interested in us. They do a lot of the same things, including therapeuticSee More horticulture. In between Shands & the Ag areas on the corner of Mowry and Gale Lemerand, 1 block north of Archer. Less
11.04.2015 at 12:54 amLike
Annette Gilley Thanks for posting, Brian. Fortunately, my secretarial skills are quite limited. I would race to apply if it was a part time gardening or greenhouse staff position, however. ;)15.04.2015 at 12:54 pm

Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) is a perennial grass species with a sugary stem that can be chewed on, or refined into sugar. In North Florida, it has historically been used to make (cane) syrup.         

It enjoys moist soil that is high in organic matter, and if you can get it, clay. I have been advised to fertilize it with “tobacco” fertilizer with an N-P-K of 4-8-12.  If you just use lots of manure, you should be ok.  Make sure you have plenty of lime in the soil too.

In our area, sugar cane is historically harvested as the first frost of the year approaches. 

The leafy area on the top and the old leaves are stripped from the canes, and the canes are buried under piles of this refuse (called shucks) to keep them safe from the frost until they can be ground for juice, and the juice boiled into syrup.            

The roots will re-sprout the following spring. Apparently the crop is best the first or second or third years after planting, but yields decline after that, and by about seven years tops, the roots should be dug up, and the crop replanted. Propagating is easy.  Use whole canes or pieces that include at least a whole internode section (with a node at both ends), and plant them in trenches about six inches deep.

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2 comments to Sugar Cane

  • Jeannie

    I just wanted to let you know that it is fantastic grilled, too. You shouldn’t swallow it, of course, but the flavor is worth the trouble! Cooked in oil, it tastes like any other delectable grilled vegetable, since what makes other grilled veggies so tasty is their caramelized sugars. Cooked in butter, the flavor leans more toward a toasted marshmallow. They make fantastic BBQ skewers!

  • thanks for the great tip jeannie!

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