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Soil testing is fundamental


January 30, 2018

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 used to describe our ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Clay, LANDSCAPE & VEGETABLE GARDEN TEST FORM, Myakka Fine Sand, Organic Matter, Sand, Silt, Soil Testing, University Of Florida/IFAS Soil Lab

Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?


January 22, 2018

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 marginal at best ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Bud Rots, Category II Invasive Plant, Coconut Palm, Cocos Nucifera, Lethal Yellowing, Scale Insects, Whiteflies

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