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Red, round radishes are some of the simplest crops to grow in the garden.

Red, round radishes are some of the simplest crops to grow in the garden.

From My Garden to Yours

Each crop you choose to plant will have two factors: how much you like them and how easy they are to grow.

So many options

From My Garden to Yours

To create a reliable foundation when building our gardens, try using a few of these practical tips.

Top 10 soil improvement tips, 6-10

From My Garden to Yours

As we approach the end of summer, preparations should be under way to start our 10-month gardening year.

Top 10 soil improvement tips, 1-5

Tease photo

Raising chickens in Central Florida

Backyard chickens

Predators, not disease, are a flock’s biggest threat.

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A neighborhood’s market distinctively personifies the community’s version of the local food experience.

Neighborhood farmer’s markets

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Nature’s simple method of littering the ground is a trick we can easily emulate.

Nature’s simple method of littering the ground is a trick we can easily emulate.

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Starting over again

My crops of peppers, eggplant, collard greens, okra, scallions and herbs planted in early spring don’t stop producing just because the calendar clicked over to July and August.

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Readily available, water-soluble chemical fertilizers lead to weakened plants and soil degradation

What I would not give to trade some of my sandy Florida scrub soil for that black Midwestern humus

To rise above

It’s already the middle of June and we have not received the first of our expected summer rains.

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Now is a good time to create infrastructure for your future garden

Utter the word “farm,” and most everyone will picture vast acreages of monocrop agriculture undulating across broad sweeps of North America’s prairies or California’s Imperial Valley

Fungus among us

During my school days looking for shrooms, I became enamored with the beauty of the Great Cypress Swamp.

As our soils mature, a series of composting species evolve populations. Many agricultural practices can destroy this progression.

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How have we ended up manipulating genes, terraforming, and changing the climate to satiate our hunger?

For gardeners to effectively compete with subsidized corporate plantations’ low-cost foods, we need to take advantage of recently developed appropriate technology

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The fact that so many of us live Earth Day every day is a wonderful thing!

Living in the woods surrounds my family with what should be a daily reminder of why Earth Day is every day

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When you start getting old like me, even your best efforts will not stave off the inevitable aging processes

Going to seed