Tag "vegetables"

Back to homepage
Column

Helping you answer two key questions for small farm diversification

“DON’T PUT all of your eggs in the same basket.” The adage that originated in agriculture — the wise diversification advice applied most often to investment strategy — has come

Column

Organic agriculture offers additional economic opportunities

THE ORGANIC agriculture industry is booming in the U.S. and around the globe, despite the fact that conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are as safe and as healthy as their

Column

Conditions usually ideal now for lawn planting, patching

THERE ARE TWO kinds of sunshine — the radiant kind and the liquid kind — and we get plenty of both this time of year in Central Florida. If they

Column

Fine tune your garden with the best of summer-growing vegetables

BACKYARD VEGETABLE gardening in Central Florida is more than just exercise; it’s an exercise in transition, with each month providing better conditions for growing some plants rather than others. Now

Departments

Recipe Spotlight: Pizza night made delicious with a Fresh-from-Florida pie

WHEN IS A CHEESE and tomato sandwich not a sandwich? When it’s a pizza.

Departments

Ag Time with Abby: Spotlighting the Frostproof FFA chapter

In the photo: Members of the Frostproof Middle FFA get together for a photo on FFA Chapter T-Shirt Day. THE NATIONAL FFA organization recently celebrated National FFA Week from February

Column

Enjoy the birds’ spring song as you tend to your landscaping

SPRING’S ARRIVAL to Central Florida brings not only happily chirping birds and new buds and blooms, but also delightful weather to lure us outside for beautifying work in the lawn

Featured

High-tech alerts and the quest for a better berry

| Strawberry growers look to technology to help save money and increase production | Sixty-five-year-old Carl Grooms has been growing strawberries for more than four decades, but it’s not routine,

Column

Getting prepared now for spring will help your garden grow

IT’S FEBRUARY, which means spring gardening is on many of our minds. Here are a few tips to help your yard and garden do their best this year.

Column

Garden tips for this odd winter season

THE GARDENING TIPS for this time of the year are a little different from last year. Due to the unusually warm weather we had at the end of 2014, many