The new Master Gardeners asked that the Garden Committee solicit feedback from our gardeners about the topics and issues that were of interest that they could address for us. The Needs Assessment will be up on the website for the next couple of weeks so please take the time to respond.
The major diseases of pepper plants grown in Miami-Dade County are fungus, damping off, bacterial spot, aphids, white flies, powdery mildew, Phytophthora blight, anthracnose and some viruses. In our South Beach Victory Community Garden we have only seen aphids and white flies, and gardeners are having difficulty with growing bell peppers, jalapeños and others. Some of … Continue reading Growing peppers and managing problems
Here are excerpts from the monthly newsletter that was sent out via MailChimp on Thursday, February 16, 2017. South Beach Victory Garden Newsletter "A growing community, growing together" 2017 SBVG Spring Open House Our Open House has been scheduled for Sunday, March 12th from 10am to 2pm. We encourage as many SBVG gardeners to come … Continue reading February 2017 SBVG Newsletter
This week I placed white floating covers on my plot 9E, as an experiment. I also put jars with plastic and apple cider vinegar to see if less while flies and other pests affect the plants. The covers are said to provide an effective barrier to several hard to control garden pests. The covers have … Continue reading Experimenting with flow plot covers
I took these pictures of some of the aphids and white flies that I saw on some of the peppers, and kale. Aphids and whiteflies on these plants are not really anything to worry about. Aphids can be washed off with water or soapy water, if they are not already parasitized, if they are leave … Continue reading Continuing the discussion on aphids and white flies