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Seeds of change, grant will help farmers face challenges of climate change

Farmers around the world face unique challenges in their effort to provide abundant, safe and flavorful food. One often overlooked issue for farmers is climate change. “The environment has a huge impact on plant health and reproduction,” said… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – tomato yellow leaf curl virus

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – tomato seedlings

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – why won’t my tomatoes produce fruit?

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

Heirloom Tomatoes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (but almost always tasty)

A Primer on Growing Tomatoes The tomato plant is a member of Solanaceae or nightshade family. A native of Central and South America, tomatoes have expanded geographically as they are also a well suited vegetable for temperate climates…. Read More

Seed Saving Basics

Seed Saving 101 If you plan to start saving seeds, it’s best to choose open-pollinated (heirloom vegetable) varieties so the new plant will have characteristics similar to the parent plant. It is not recommended to save seeds from… Read More

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

What’s with the name? A common issue, when growing your own tomatoes in Florida, is blossom end rot (BER). With Blossom end rot, tomatoes begin to rot while still on the plant, opposite of where the stem is… Read More