What is growing – what it takes to be a master gardener

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Of the 67 counties in Florida, 58 have their own chief gardening office, full of resources and information on plants, gardening and more.

Top gardening applications include a variety of topics related to climate and growth conditions in North Central Florida.

The state’s general gardener, Wendy Wilber, said the park was not a walk and covered a wide range of topics.

“They learn about soil types, fertilizers, many years, native plants, orchards, and problem-solving,” says Wilber.

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You need more than 70 hours of volunteer work, interviews, applications, and classes to become a master gardener. If you do not want to travel long distances to be one, volunteers at extension offices are there to help with gardening in person or over the phone.

“There are a number of masterminds volunteering to provide information on gardening and to address your gardening problems,” said Wilber.

Barbara Edmonds, chief gardener coordinator, said the biggest misconception among new gardeners in Florida is that it is a good time to start planting seeds.

When they come from the North or the Midwest, they usually think they will be planted after March 20 or late March. But the truth is, we will start thinking about some of these seasonal plants in January and February, ”said Edmunds.

Events and other classes are being hosted online and in person at most extension offices around the event.

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