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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

New Vegetable Gardener — Herbs are a Cool Season Crop in Central Florida

herbs in pots

As you have already learned, the environment is unique in Florida and the seasons for growing vegetables is different from what you may be used to or what you have learned from social media sites… Read More

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer

I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize…. Read More

New Vegetable Gardener – What to do in the Summer Vegetable Garden?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

It’s the second week of June. How does the vegetable garden look? The high daytime temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90 degrees F is causing many of the flowers on most of the vegetables to drop…. Read More

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping

Passionvine

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL principles,… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Is it too Late to Start a Vegetable Garden?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

New Vegetable Gardener — Is it too Late to Start a Vegetable Garden? Several months ago in this series on vegetable gardening information (New Vegetable Gardener) you learned about the vegetable garden seasons in Central… Read More

Harvesting and Preparing Kale from the Garden

Kale basket

Authors: Naima Ibrahim, Tiare Silvasy, Virgilia Zabala Kale (Brassica oleracea L.) is a dark-green leafy vegetable and cool season crop that’s planting season is close to an end. For anyone living in Central Florida, the timeframe for planting kale outdoors begins in September and spans… Read More