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 …

hemp

Lawmakers Look to Hemp as New Industry while Vegetable Gardens Headed to House Floor

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

With supporters pointing to the potential of a new industry, a House committee Thursday approved a plan for regulating production of hemp. The bill (HB 333), approved by the House State Affairs Committee, would create a regulatory framework that would be administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which is led by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a …

growing organic garden

Growing an Organic Garden-Do’s and Don’ts

Dan Organic, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some of the important do’s and don’ts when growing an organic garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Organic gardening is an entirely different way of gardening compared to conventional gardening, so its important to know the do’s and the don’ts.  Organic gardens require the addition of 4 inches of compost per year; using only …