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Spineless Cactus

Are you looking for a new easy going plant to add to your landscape? What about a plant that requires zero maintenance and is completely drought tolerant? What if it also had beautiful flowers that attracted bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds … Continue reading

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Kale

Whenever a first time gardener asks my advice on what they should plant, I always say kale. Everyone should have some kale. Kale is amazingly easy to grow, especially in Florida. It thrives in the spring and fall and grows … Continue reading

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Companionship

We all have those people in our life. The ones who makes the day better when they are in it. When they are around the jokes are funnier, the work goes faster, and everything is a little bit brighter. Transversely, … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Your Roots

As many of you are pulling your old summer plants out to make room for your new fall plants, now is a really good time to talk about plant roots and what you can learn from them. As you remove … Continue reading

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Thinking Backwards

Laying out a garden bed is a lot like cooking a turkey dinner. If you start cooking everything at once, the mashed potatoes will be cold before the turkey even gets started. To be a successful cook you plan things … Continue reading

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What to Plant?

As fall quickly approaches, many of us who garden in Florida are beginning to think about what to plant. Fall is the prime garden season here and the limitations as to what we can plant are, at least for this … Continue reading

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Getting a Bigger Harvest

When setting out to grow your own food, the ultimate goal is to, well,¬†actually get some food.¬†¬†Gardening is good and all, but if you end up with a lot of dying plants and no fruit season after season, chances are … Continue reading

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Zoning Out

Vegetable plants are a gateway drug. You start out with a Burpee Big Boy tomato plant from Home Depot. Like a first born child it consumes your time as you learn how to care for it. You water it, you … Continue reading

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Crop Rotation

Ok class, today’s lesson is about crop rotation. No, don’t fall asleep, you are not stuck in middle school history learning about 16th farming techniques. Crop rotation is not just for serfs anymore, it is for backyard gardeners everywhere, and … Continue reading

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Florida Gardening

Many people who move to Florida struggle a bit with Florida gardening because they are still thinking in terms of normal gardening. Florida has both the good and the bad going for it, but in order to get the most … Continue reading

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