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Growing food in your landscape

Don’t go hungry Food glorious food. It grows on trees. Really, also on bushes and shrubs and even ground covers. Going hungry doesn’t seem like an option when you can grow food.  Growing food in your yard seems… Read More

Food for Thought

Food Security Food security has become a hot subject for some folks. With commodities moving quickly around our globe it’s hard to say just where your food is coming from. Labeling may help with some foods but with… Read More

Is Beekeeping For You?

To bee or not to bee? Could that be the question you are asking yourself? Because of my love of honey, the answer was yes for me. As I learned more about the honey bee and its uniqueness,… Read More

Time to Plant those Fall Vegetables!

Some like it hot! If you grow your own vegetables in Florida you already know that our hot summer nights combined with high humidity is not an ideal situation for growing vegetables. Also, insects seem to thrive in… Read More

Home garden remedies, helpful or harmful?

Why Home remedies? Home remedies sound like a great idea. For thousands of years, we lived that way. If we didn’t have a home remedy, we didn’t have a remedy. Enter the 21st century; we now have stores… Read More

Easy Tips to Rooting Plants

What is propagation? Propagation is simply the process of starting new plants. A common way of propagation is, of course, germinating seeds. Propagation with seeds is known as sexual propagation. Some problems with growing plants from seed are… Read More

Summer Plantings for Florida Heat

Florida’s summer plantings are different Florida’s Summer plantings need to be hardy if they are to make it through the heat and humidity. For the same reasons we don’t grow vegetables here in the summer; we also don’t… 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

Keeping Your Yard Florida-Friendly

Keeping it Green If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty…. Read More

What’s that black mold on my plant?

That unsightly black stuff When a black film we call sooty mold visits your plants and covers the leaves you can be sure of at least one thing. You have an insect problem.  Most of you have seen… Read More