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
Nematodes are a big problem for home vegetable gardeners, especially when vegetable production goes down. In Florida, there are no approved chemicals for use in home gardens. To battle nematodes, use some of the cultural practices in this post. ... READ MORE
I love the cool weather vegetable season, because there are so many greens - ruffled red and green kales, a rainbow of chard, lettuces, broccoli (the leaves are delicious), and lots of Asian vegetables that cry out for stir fry. But when the ... READ MORE