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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

New Vegetable Gardener — Plan Your Garden

Just what do I mean by “Plan Your Garden”? We already talked about the amount of sunshine needed, close to a water source and away from trees. What more do you need to plant seeds or transplants? Lots… Read More

Container Gardening with Kids

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening.  There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits.  But one of the best things is your kids will love… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Florida Soil Needs Help

So far we have discussed the need for a new calendar for growing vegetables, answered the question if reclaimed water was safe to use in the vegetable garden, how to grow seeds into transplants, why you should grow… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables from Seeds or Transplants

It is a lot of fun to grow vegetables from seeds, and reasonably cost effective. A packet of tomato seeds may cost $2.49 (plus shipping) and you will have about 15-20 seeds in a packet. If they all germinate,… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Why You Should Plant Your Own Vegetables?

Usually when I ask for answers to this question, I hear that there isn’t enough time or space to grow my own vegetables. But with the current “Stay at Home” order to aid in social distancing, there is plenty… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Where Should You Put Your Garden?

Vegetables grow best in full sun (at least 5-6 hours a day). The garden should be near a water source so you can maintain a moderately moist growing media (potting mix, soil or compost) throughout the gardening season…. Read More

Project Pantry: Vegetable Stir-Fry

Welcome to Project Pantry! Right now in Florida, we are currently under an official stay at home order due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The announcement of this order inspired many people to rush back… Read More

Project Pantry: Vegetable Stir-Fry

Welcome to Project Pantry! Right now in Florida, we are currently under an official stay at home order due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The announcement of this order inspired many people to rush back… Read More