Basil is the most frequently grown herb. It is easy to grow, delicious and attractive. Too often, however, it gets tall and leggy. It seems counter-intuitive but the more you prune basil the bushier it gets and the longer it will live. Harvest every couple of weeks.

February 29, 2020

Olives, first grown in Florida centuries ago by the Spanish, are becoming an attractive commercial enterprise for citrus growers bludgeoned by deadly insect-borne greening disease.  The University of Florida is working with the Florida Olive Council to develop a low-ch...

June 8, 2018

3/4 Cups Butter 

1 1/2 Cups Sugar 
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
1 Tablesppon Coffee extract 

2 Cups all-purpose flour 
2/3 Cups unsweetened cocoa 
2 Teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 Cups dairy sour cream 

Oven at 350, prepare two 9in roun...

April 19, 2018

Saturday April 28th 8a.m.-4p.m. by the Melbourne Municipal Auditorium

This is your only chance each year to buy many different kinds of exotic tropical and sub-tropical fruit trees, many varieties have been cultivated for our local climates and are cold hearty.

Choose fr...

April 6, 2018

fragole con aceto balsamico


2 cups sweet strawberries, quartered

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons of good quality balsamic vinegar

Twist of finely ground fresh black pepper

Vanilla ice cream or lemon yogurt

Fresh mint leaves for garnish


Marinate berr...

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...

February 10, 2018


This is my go-to sauce for little tomatoes. The ingredient amounts are adjustable to your taste. Start the pasta water when you begin preparing the sauce and make sure the water is properly salted with at least 1-1/2 tablespoons of salt or the dish will taste bland an...

April 18, 2017

Sharon’s Wild Edibles is and excellent site listing wild edibles for salad greens, cooked as potherbs or added to recipes, for beverages, and for jellies and jams.

A Sampling of Native Edible Plants of the Central Florida Region:

Wild Floridian:

April 8, 2017

Three important micro nutrients have a very beneficial effect on peppers, and all of them are contained in common household items you may already have in your cupboards.

• Sulfur - in matches. Before you transplant your baby pepper plants into the container, tear the ca...

January 8, 2017

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