Modern Sprout offers a stylish twist on hydroponics
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 ...
Power Lunch: You Get What You Pay for at Abe & Louie's
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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 ...
An Unprecedented Plague Has Hit Oranges And Another Has Hit Bananas
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“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 ...
You say tomato...
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 ...
This Land Is Your Land
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 ...
LIFE S LESSONS- Procino s reign as Watermelon Queen is life-changing. Page 36
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 ...
Weekend Gardening: Choosing Heirloom Or Hybrid Tomatoes
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 ...
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, ...
Orlando Sentinel food section returns to Thursdays
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 ...
Home & Garden: The Beginner Gardener
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 ...
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
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
Don't we just love the South's stretched-out spring? And our native woodland plants? Read more
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
A devastating disease is putting the world's banana crop at serious risk and threatening the income of millions of people. Read more
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
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
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
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