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Growing Florida Vegetables

Lots of red tomatoes

Florida vegetables Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don’t fret, Florida is a… Read More

Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

Title page, Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

The aloof Florida spring Whew! Spring has been kind to us this year. Instead of the usual week of spring, we must have enjoyed around ten days. There is nothing better than a crisp spring… Read More

Food for Thought

Title photo, Food for thought. Food security and the home gardener

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… Read More

Time to Plant those Fall Vegetables!

Lots of red tomatoes

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… Read More

Home garden remedies, helpful or harmful?

Home 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… Read More

Easy Tips to Rooting Plants

Easy tips to rooting plants with the Hometown Gardener

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… Read More

Summer Plantings for Florida Heat

A line up of Multicolored Caladium leaves

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;… Read More