Category: Agriculture

Insecticidal soap in the garden – use the right material

By Ralph E. Mitchell Insecticidal soap is perhaps the most-used pesticide in my landscape.  Its use as a topical spot treatment for many soft-bodied pest insects and spider mites is unequalled.  Insecticidal soap is still an insecticide and… Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

By Ralph E. Mitchell If tiny tomatoes smaller than the classic cherry tomato are of interest, then Everglades tomatoes may be what you are looking for!  Apparently this wild tomato has worked its way into our summer vegetables… Read More

Coffee – a great ornamental small tree, and maybe, a bean or two!

By Ralph E. Mitchell Coffee is a favorite beverage for much of the world.  In addition to this attribute, coffee plants can also be considered ornamental and novel in regards to your backyard landscape.  Small coffee seedlings are… Read More