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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:26 GMT

Modern Sprout offers a stylish twist on hydroponics - CBC.ca


Modern Sprout offers a stylish twist on hydroponics
CBC.ca
We had tomatoes and herbs and even cucumbers.” Burrows says hydroponic gardening uses about 80 per cent less water than soil gardening and the plants grow about 30 per cent faster. But the couple didn't like that their house looked like the scene of a ...

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:48:09 GMT

Power Lunch: You Get What You Pay for at Abe & Louie's - Daily Business Review (registration)


Power Lunch: You Get What You Pay for at Abe & Louie's
Daily Business Review (registration)
One of Boca Raton lawyer Ron Kaniuk's best memories of growing up in New York City was having his father take him to the legendary Peter Luger's Steak House in Brooklyn. Now that he's living in South Florida, Kaniuk, senior counsel at Sachs Sax Caplan ...

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:08:44 GMT

An Unprecedented Plague Has Hit Oranges And Another Has Hit Bananas - Right Side News


An Unprecedented Plague Has Hit Oranges And Another Has Hit Bananas
Right Side News
“It's a very serious situation,” said Randy Ploetz, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida who in 1989 originally discovered a strain of Panama disease, called TR4, that may be growing into a serious threat to U.S. supplies of the ...

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:49:19 GMT

You say tomato... - Florida Times-Union


Florida Times-Union

You say tomato...
Florida Times-Union
Florida's mild year-round climate makes it perfect for growing tomatoes, either in a single patio container, a greenhouse, or a full garden plot. At Harris Farms in Keystone Heights, owner Tony Harris has been growing a variety of tomatoes for about ...

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:59:25 GMT

This Land Is Your Land - National Geographic


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This Land Is Your Land
National Geographic
Tweak the variables—less light, different dirt—and you can grow anything from feathery lettuce that's lighter than air to a beefy jackfruit, the world's densest fruit, which can weigh more than a hundred pounds. So it's strange ... Potatoes are the ...

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:34:52 GMT

LIFE S LESSONS- Procino s reign as Watermelon Queen is life-changing. Page 36 - Laurel Star


LIFE S LESSONS- Procino s reign as Watermelon Queen is life-changing. Page 36
Laurel Star
The growing of watermelon, much like the chicken industry, is a local major economic stimulus. Each year the Mar-Del Watermelon Association joins other watermelon grower ... Procino traveled throughout the east coast, was in Florida twice for special ...

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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:43:18 GMT

Weekend Gardening: Choosing Heirloom Or Hybrid Tomatoes - NorthEscambia.com


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Weekend Gardening: Choosing Heirloom Or Hybrid Tomatoes
NorthEscambia.com
The cut pieces are held together by a grafting clip until the tissues grow together (pictured left). To learn more about heirloom tomatoes and grafting, read the UF/IFAS publication entitled, “Growing Heirloom Tomato Varieties in Southwest Florida.” It ...

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:25 GMT

Staking and pruning tomatoes - Port St. Joe Star


Staking and pruning tomatoes
Port St. Joe Star
One precaution when staking tomato is to be very careful and avoid root damage when driving the stakes into the ground to avoid root damage. Some popular tomato varieties which benefit form staking are: Amelia, BHN 602, BHN 871, Florida 91, Solar Fire, ...

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:25:38 GMT

Orlando Sentinel food section returns to Thursdays - Orlando Sentinel


Orlando Sentinel food section returns to Thursdays
Orlando Sentinel
The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a May 8 lecture by Kimberly Wilmot Voss, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida who has published more than 20 articles about women and journalism history and is ...

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:16 GMT

Home & Garden: The Beginner Gardener - Freepress Online


Home & Garden: The Beginner Gardener
Freepress Online
The real gardening season here starts in September, which is why many of those tomatoes and strawberries you find in the market in winter come from southern Florida. Right now, as summer approaches, many people are pulling up their plants and covering ...

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:40:18 -0700

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers, in part, exasperated by the heavily-regulated sugar industry, are now hoping to give corn a run for its bioenergy money. Read more

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:53:12 -0700

La Mar in Miami Offers Pisco Sour Blitz, First Class Cuisine

The terrace is the place to eat at La Mar. The views are spectacular. The terrace is the place to eat at La Mar. The views are spectacular. Close The terrace is the place to eat at La Mar. The views are spectacular. Read more

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:16:00 -0700

Felder Rushing: Pining for Southern culture, social and garden

Don't we just love the South's stretched-out spring? And our native woodland plants? Read more

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:29:36 -0700

Cost, rules stop some farmers from going organic | Video

In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was. Read more

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:47:33 -0700

Yes! We have no bananas? It could actually happen

A devastating disease is putting the world's banana crop at serious risk and threatening the income of millions of people. Read more

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0700

Inside the California drought's effect on food prices

American consumers are up in arms about rising food prices and they will likely feel more of a financial pinch, courtesy of California's drought. Read more

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:06:28 -0700

'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the working conditions of the people who pick, pack and harvest their food. And retailers are responding. Wal-Mart is now paying Florida farm workers more for each pound of tomatoes picked. Read more

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:44:51 -0700

Census: U.S. has fewest births since 1998

The U.S. recorded the most deaths in its history and the fewest births since 1998, resulting in the lowest population gain from natural causes in 35 years, an analysis of 2013 Census Bureau estimates released Thursday shows. Read more

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:05 -0700

Solon pushes for school gardens to address malnutrition problem among school kids (Congress of the Philippines)

(Source: Congress of the Philippines) A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to institutionalize a school gardens program within the Department of Education (DepEd) so that pupils will have easy access to "bahay kubo" vegetables. Rep. Eulogio "Amang" R. Magsaysay (Party-list, AVE) said although a number of schools have come up with a school garden set up especially those situated in rural or sub ... Read more

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:34:44 -0700

Combat fungus gnats with natural controls

Question : I have three plants in my home that I am told have fungus bugs. Very small annoying fruit fly-like insects come from the soil and I have tried several suggested controls but none work. What can I do? Read more

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