A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching.
Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... READ MORE
Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items?
The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE
Seafood at your fingertips is back and with fried fish?! Frying may not be the healthiest method of cooking but having a fish fry is my favorite way of preparing what I catch! I often choose to fried not only because I love the crispy delicious ... READ MORE
When growing a food forest there are many unique plants to pick from. One of the less popular plants is the Pachira Aquatica. Its common names are the Florida nut tree or the money tree plant but they can also be referred to as Malabar Chestnuts. ... READ MORE
Seafood at Your Fingertips Live is going tropical! Summer is in full swing and mangos are ripe for the picking! Try your hand at preparing this nutritious, sweet, savory and refreshing seafood dish! The proportion of the ingredients in this ... READ MORE
“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE
Above: Dr. Elias Bassil shows Twyla Leigh the vanilla orchid's development. Next: Developing vanilla orchid fruit pods ("beans") in the UF|IFAS TREC Bassil Lab & shadehouse.
[Banner picture and orchid flower views by ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018
TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120
WHAT: ... READ MORE
This Plating calendar was compiled by Donna Glembin, Collier County Master Gardener and Isabel Way, FYN and MG Coordinator. Happy Gardening!
Beans ... READ MORE
If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider the possibility of raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will provide sufficient ... READ MORE