vegetable gardens

Lawmakers Back Homeowner Vegetable Gardens

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Vegetables

The Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a measure that would prevent local governments from regulating homeowners’ vegetable gardens. The 93-16 vote will send the bill (SB 82) to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The issue stems from a dispute between homeowners Hermine Ricketts and Laurence Carroll and the village of Miami Shores over an ordinance that banned front-yard vegetable …


Why You Should Consider Growing St. John’s Wort

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has a few important tips on why you should consider growing St. John’s Wort, and how to plant and harvest it. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. St. John’s Wort is known as nature’s antidepressant, and although it’s not officially approved by the FDA to treat anxiety and depression, the herb is a popular alternative to …


Why Your Garden Needs Ladybugs

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom begins this series by letting you know why you need Ladybugs in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Ladybugs may be tiny but they are mighty. And they are considered beneficial for a variety of reasons, from pollination to pest control. Ladybugs and their larvae are infamous for controlling aphid populations in your garden, …


Growing Your Own Lettuce

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has a few tips for you about growing your own lettuce. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are a variety of lettuce options you can have for your salads – and you can grow them right at home. Such as Arugula, French Crisp, Butter Lettuce, Romaine, Iceberg, and Leaf Lettuce.  Lettuce, no matter the variety, …