March 30, 2018

Road Trip - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park only two hours north off A1A by Palm Coast

Although the formal gardens are the centerpiece of this park, Washington Oaks is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Nestl...

March 30, 2018

Nguyen is now a senior scientist working on strawberry breeding for Driscoll’s, the California-based fourth-generation family business that controls roughly a third of the six-billion-dollar U.S. berry market. Driscoll's develops proprietary breeds of berries and then...

March 22, 2018

Adapted in part from



Dig holes or beds wide, not deep

Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter

Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the roo...

March 16, 2018

Tip: Cinnamon deters fungus Used 10/15 Dip plant stems and cuttings in cinnamon before planting to prevent fungal Infection. Cinnamon makes a good substitute for store-bought rooting hormone powders. Most orchid growers use cinnamon every time they report. Sprinkle on...

March 13, 2018

Florida Friendly Fertilizers in Compliance with Local Fertilizer Ordinances

Organic fertilizers, soil conditioners and soil additives are also available:

Bone meal: another byproduct of the meat-packing industry, bone m...

March 13, 2018

I bought this unusual plant at Publix in early February, intrigued by the heart-shaped fruit and large floppy leaves. Thanks to the power of the internet I learned it was created by PRUDAC, a Dutch company that breeds non GMO

specialty plants including patio-pot tomato...

March 1, 2018

Spring weather is fickle. Last year at this time we had unseasonable amounts of rain. This year it’s unusually hot, windy, and dry. But wet or dry at this time of year our gardens burst forth with new growth. So, get out and get to work!

By now, you should have seeds st...

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