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Take-all Root Rot, Whether You Like It Or Not!

If you have had issues with declining turf during the summer and early fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida summers and early… Read More

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

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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

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

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Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water… Read More

Managing Hedge Funds… Different Stacks of Green

Have you ever thought of yourself as a hedge fund manager before? The shrub is the bank, and the leaves are the money. You are the manager, and you get paid to manage the hedges!… Read More

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

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Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Square Foot Gardening

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You want to have a vegetable garden but the back yard is too small or there is no back yard and very limited space elsewhere in the landscape. What can you do? Maybe consider installing… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Compost and Composting

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Compost Happens! Compost is the result of natural decomposition of organic matter. Take a walk in the woods and turn over a pile of leaves. That dark “earthy” material that has no unpleasant smell and… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — No Backyard for a Garden???

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Growing your own food, both vegetables and herbs, can be challenging if you do not have enough space in the backyard for a garden or you don’t have a backyard at all. Don’t give up… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Organic Practices in the Backyard Vegetable Garden

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When a group of backyard gardeners get together and talk about the organic practices they use in the vegetable gardens, you will often hear information that is confusing, such as I don’t use chemicals in… Read More