Excerpts from "Florida Gardening", May/June 2018 We all know that we should be thinking green, living green. And eating green. ...if you've tried growing lettuces or other greens during a Florida summer, you know that is not easy either. In order to grow greens in the summer, you will have to change your mindset and … Continue reading Growing Greens
Introduction to Soil Solarization Soil solarization is a practice used to manage weeds, nematodes, diseases, and insects in soil. The soil surface is covered with clear plastic, which allows sunlight to pass through and heat up the soil to temperatures that are lethal to many of these pests. If effective, solarization can reduce population levels … Continue reading Solarization: Summer Plot Option 2
Cover crop seeds, courtesy of UF-IFAS and Margot Zengotita, that can be planted in lieu of covering your plot for the summer. There is Sunn Hemp, Fenugreek and California Cow Peas. I will be sure to bring the seeds to the June 10 Monthly Workday.