Tag: vegetables

Dade City Watson Park Community Garden: Get your free plot now!

The first community garden in Florida to arise through the cooperation of the University of Florida and a local municipality, Dade City Watson Park Community Garden is off to a great start and destined for abundant success. Just… Read More

Monoecious vs Dioecious: Self-Pollinating vs Cross-Pollinating Plants

When starting a vegetable garden or even orchard, you may wonder if you need two or more plants of a certain variety to cross-pollinate each other or if you can get away with just one. This will depend… Read More

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I… Read More

Creating a Vegetable Planting Schedule

When determining what vegetables to plant for an upcoming planting season, multiple factors need to be taken into consideration. First, is it the correct season/time to plant said vegetable? Planting outside of a vegetables preferred season is possible… Read More

Garden Education Grows in Community Garden

Figure 1: Stacey Struhar (FCS Agent), utilizing My Plate to teach portion control and how to balance a meal correctly with the Food Pyramid five food groups. Located in Resurrection Park off of Calle de Milagros (a/k/a Lock… Read More

Bacterial Leaf Spot

With all the rain and increased humidity levels lately, disease is on the rise and many of your plants may be showing it. One problem I have encountered in my community gardens is bacterial spot disease or leaf… Read More

Community Garden Success Story in Pasco

Just three months into the development of a community garden with our partner, at the Hilltop Landings Community (Pasco Housing Authority) in Dade City, and already great strides have been made. Community members have taken over all of… Read More