We have officially reached the season of cooler weather (well, cooler weather for Florida, that is). It also means there's cooler things to plant, and we begin to see some of our favorite northern vegetables migrate down to Florida for the ... READ MORE
The Inevitable Pests
It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE
A Vegetable to Root For
There are many iconic vegetables, but few are as bold as the bright orange carrot – the champion of root vegetables in terms of taste and popularity. And sure, tomatoes are the hallmark of a green thumb ... READ MORE
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. Tomatoes ... READ MORE
In the Wilting Heat
Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the landscape anyway. Often, the area is left without ... READ MORE
As we are spending more time at home, many of us now have the time and opportunity to plant our home gardens. Below is advice from the professional horticulturalists and gardeners of MREC.
Advice from Annette Chandler:
A garden doesn't ... READ MORE
By Sara Weber
Plant a vegetable garden. There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida. Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year. You can use seeds right ... READ MORE
The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it's first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019. The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening. (more…) READ MORE
Starting a vegetable garden for the first time?
Need a refresher in laying out a square foot garden grid?
We offer a series of videos to help you start a successful vegetable garden.
Learn how to:
Properly lay ground cloth
Lay a square ... READ MORE
It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden.
In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather season starts ... READ MORE