Just in time for your fall gardens, the Master Gardeners are pleased to present seeds for this upcoming season. Now is also an excellent time to scatter/plant native flowers and other cool-living varieties, so don't forget your pollinator attractors.
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A garden often succeeds or fails before the first seed is planted. Many would-be gardeners have struggled for years or decades with unproductive gardens in Florida without realizing they hold all the keys to success.
The first thing to consider ... READ MORE
Microgreens, sometimes called baby greens or vegetable confetti, are edible plants that are harvested at the first true leaf stage. Microgreens are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can have significant health benefits. They are ... READ MORE
My friend from Pennsylvania was surprised to hear that I had just planted a Fall vegetable garden. She had never heard of two season vegetable gardening. In fact, September in Central Florida is a good time to plant many veggies, particularly ... READ MORE
Healthful eating begins...
Healthful eating begins with food you put in your shopping cart. Sounds simple, but with thousands of food items available in the supermarket, and new products coming almost daily, it can be a real challenge ... READ MORE
Vegetables are touted as an important ingredient for healthy diets and I have found the fresher vegetables are the better they taste. Most people don’t have issues with overeating when it comes to vegetables but freshness can greatly enhance ... READ MORE
Cauliflower is not new on the produce scene, yet it still has not made the top of the list for favorite vegetables. This is a shame considering it is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium and a good source of folate. Like other cruciferous ... READ MORE
It’s no secret, fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. Research has shown that people who consume a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy meal plan are likely to have reduced risk of high blood ... READ MORE
Do you know there are many more substances in our food besides vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, carbohydrate and water that are beneficial for good health?
Flavonoids, a group of naturally occurring plant chemicals, generally known as phytochemicals, ... READ MORE
Broccoli is one of the most nutritious and versatile green vegetables in the United States, gaining in popularity over recent years because of its health benefits. For starters, it is high in phytochemicals (compounds produced by plants) such ... READ MORE