Q: I want to stagger my corn plantings so I will be able to harvest corn at various times of the season. I do not want to have too much to handle at one time. So, when is… Read More
Category: Fruits & Vegetables
Q: Please give me some information about Chinese cabbage. I am considering planting it here. A: Chinese cabbage is a cool season vegetable which means it should be grown here from fall to early spring. It grows best… Read More
Q: I know I am supposed to cover the head of my cauliflower so it will stay white but I don’t know when I should do it.
Q: I know I am supposed to cover the head of my cauliflower so it will stay white but I don’t know when I should do it. A: Although you have been successful, cauliflower can be a difficult… Read More
A: Yes, we can grow Brussels sprouts here in Northeast Florida but producing a full harvest is as unpredictable as our Florida weather. Brussels sprouts grow best with cool daytime temperatures, preferably below sixty-five degrees. Some fall and… Read More
Q: Is there any vegetable I can plant now (December) or am I too late? Also, I am just a beginner so I would like to start out with something easy. A: I commend you for wanting to… Read More
A: Chinese cabbage has been grown in Asia since the 5th century, but was not grown in the United States until about a century ago. It is now grown for sale primarily in California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and… Read More
Q: I want to try planting beets this year in my fall garden. What varieties does the University of Florida recommend?
A: Beet is native to areas of Europe, the Near East, and Africa adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. Beets can be planted from September until March in Northeast Florida. Tall Top, Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red, Cylindra, Red… Read More
Q: I planted some beans and tomatoes about ten days ago and they really are not doing very well. Why?
Q: I planted some beans and tomatoes about ten days ago and they really are not doing very well. Do you have any suggestions as to why? What am I doing wrong? A: July is really a difficult… Read More
Q: I purchased three different kinds of bean seeds from various local garden centers. Some of the seeds came up quickly and others still have not germinated. What is wrong with the seed?
A: The ability of seeds to germinate or sprout is called viability. Often the seed packet will give you a percentage of the number of seeds you can expect to germinate. The higher the percentage rate on the… Read More
Q: I am growing a small garden with several varieties of beans. I would like to have some of them dried. How do I go about doing that?
A: Normally beans are left in the pod and on the vine to dry. Navy, kidney, Northern, and black beans are common varieties used as dry beans. There have been few successes here in Florida because the beans… Read More