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 fruits and vegetables it ... READ MORE
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 the heat and are likely to ... READ MORE
Healthy and happy gardening
While many of you are confined to your homes, you may have found escape outdoors to your garden. Whether harvesting fruits of your labor or just making your yard and surroundings beautiful with plants, gardening ... READ MORE
Sharpen your gardening skills!
Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class kicks off. After that first Saturday class, classes will be on Wednesdays until the last Wednesday ... READ MORE
Your parents were right
Your parents probably told you to eat your vegetables. Over and over again. You knew they were right, and hopefully you came to love them. Vegetables that is, I'm sure you love your parents too. It's true, vegetables ... READ MORE
The incredible honey bee
There is nothing quite like a the honey bee. They are one of natures great pollinators. While doing that job they store wonderful honey. They also store pollen, form propolis and they produce something called royal ... READ MORE
Not how we do it up North?
When it comes to gardening, Florida is just different. Northern gardener bite their lips and try not to scream when they first try their craft in Florida. It’s not that great produce can’t be grown here. Florida ... READ MORE
A growing mecca
Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don't understand Florida's vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels ... READ MORE
Remember Tasty tomatoes?
I hear it often, “The tomatoes in Florida don’t taste like the ones up north” and “Those grocery store tomatoes don’t have any flavor”. My Mother once noted that a new variety of blueberry, that was just ... READ MORE
Florida's bountiful vegetables
Florida is known for a lot of unique things. Palm trees, beaches, warm breezes, orange trees, and cattle are signature Florida images. Vegetable fields do not come to most people's minds, partly because most ... READ MORE