While it might seem counter productive to try to attract more pests to your garden when many people are desperately trying to get rid of them, beneficial insects can play an integral part in making your garden even healthier. The fact is, you can use Mother Nature to your advantage by introducing the right kind… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Organic Garden
Homegrown compost and seeds — a good mix for the Florida winter vegetable garden. We’ve already harvested cucumbers and radishes. The winter garden feast begins!
Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping, pick up some landscaping tips and see examples of landscape designs. Learn how to transform your yard and lawn into a Florida-friendly landscape design. Learn about Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that require little irrigation or fertilizer, are low maintenance and attract wildlife. Learn more at Florida-Friendly Landscaping.
Food has strong positive images for most of us. Who doesn’t think nostalgically about the aroma of chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven on a wintry day? Think about your favorite memories of summer. Don’t they include picking and eating strawberries right off the vine or feasting on corn on the cob at… Read more »
The Gardening Calendar gives Florida gardeners a monthly guide for what to plant and do in their gardens and includes links to useful gardening websites, all based on University of Florida research and expertise. The Central Florida edition of the calendar provides specific tips for central Florida’s climate zone which includes Sarasota. You can start… Read more »
The design and maintenance of landscapes in residential yards have a significant impact on water shortages and water quality in Florida. Maintenance of traditional landscape plantings can require a large amount of water, fertilizer, and pesticides which can be a serious environmental threat to Florida’s waterbodies. By adopting Florida-Friendly principles for residential yards homeowners can… Read more »
Are you looking for inspiration and advice on growing food in a small space? Vertical Veg provides aspiring growers with information, ideas and training to grow food successfully in containers. Mark Ridsdill Smith. the founder of Vertical Veg, discovered how much food you can grow on a balcony. He started to experiment on his balcony… Read more »
Even though temperatures are still warm, begin planting for the cooler months ahead. Digitalis (foxglove), petunias, and Shasta Daisy are good bedding plants for the fall garden. Agapanthus, Zephyranthes, and many varieties of lilies are bulbs to plant now for blooms next spring or summer. A wide range of herbs can be planted from seeds… Read more »