Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Colorful, edible – eggplants

By Ralph E. Mitchell For a vegetable that was domesticated over four-thousand years ago, the eggplant has come a long way!  Although not a vegetable that everyone likes, this meaty fruit is a delicious and productive “vegetable” that… Read More

Soil testing is fundamental

By Ralph E. Mitchell I have heard that one of our soil’s best attributes is for keeping plants upright – our Florida terra firma takes a great deal of ridicule!  “Moon sand” or “beach sand” are common terms… Read More

Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?

By Ralph E. Mitchell Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?  The short answer is both “yes” and “no”.  While this magnificent symbol of the tropics makes a wonderful landscape feature in some places, it is… Read More