hanging baskets

Hanging Baskets for Vertical Vegetable Farming?

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Crops that grow well in hanging baskets. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hanging baskets are a great solution when growing gardens vertically.  Not only are they are a space saver, but you could practically grow everything you’d want in a salad. Or, just some of your favorite flowers. While any tomato plant can work in a hanging …

problems

Problems to Watch for When Growing Horseradish

Dan Herbs, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some problems to watch for when growing your own horseradish. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Growing horseradish at home often becomes much tastier options for the pests that might eat our horseradish leaves. Cabbage, turnip, radish, mustard, and other members of the brassica family are all preferred options for potential horseradish pests. Though Imported Cabbage Moth Larvae …

problems

Starting Your Own Highly Productive Horseradish Crop

Dan Herbs, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to start your own horseradish crop. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Horseradish root is exceptionally easy to grow, highly productive, and has a lot of other uses – including making homemade wasabi and the key ingredient in cocktail sauce. It’s also great for clearing sinuses. Horseradish is one of the best all-around companion plants to ward …

nutrient

Technologies for Improved Nutrient Analysis

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Technology, Tree Nuts, Vegetables

Nutrient management is important for citrus production. Regular nutrient assessments should be conducted to optimize nutrient balance and prevent deficiencies or over-fertilization. Optimizing nutrition is important for tree health and can improve tolerance to stresses and diseases. Good nutrient management requires regular field monitoring to identify problems and examine crop responses. Leaves need to be collected and sent to a …

Delta variant

Protect Against the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Coronavirus, Dairy, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Herbs, Industry, Labor and Immigration, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Vegetables

If you would have asked us last September if there would still be a need to write a tip about COVID-19 a year later, our answer would have been, “We sure hope not.” So, what’s changed? The simplest explanation is the emergence of the Delta variant. When you hear us talk about food safety, we don’t often talk about variants. …

september

September Chores for Getting the Garden Winter-Ready

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some September chores for getting your garden winter-ready. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The beginning of September is a good time to divide irises and day lilies, fertilize fescue lawns, and start cool-season vegetable seedlings. It’s also a good time to plant cover crops, such as peas, oats, crimson clover, and annual rye grass on the fallow winter …

crop dumping

Crop Dumping by Mexico Targeted by Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried

Dan Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Tree Nuts, Vegetables

Concerns about crop dumping have been a refrain in the state since shortly after the North American Free Trade Agreement was approved more than a quarter century ago. (TALLAHASSEE/August 30, 2021) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday urged people to purchase Florida-grown blueberries, strawberries and other produce to help counter what she described as “unfair foreign trade practices” by …

versatile

Versatile, Unique Leafy Green that Stands Out in the Crowd

Dan Herbs, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The versatile and unique leafy green that stands out in the crowd. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Leafy greens are not only healthy, they are easy to grow, and, in most cases, you can get a continual harvest. Molokhia stands out among the leafy green crowd, which is why more people should try growing it. Molokhia is fantastic …

fennel

Fennel Has a Long Growing History, a Multitude of Uses

Dan Herbs, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

What you need to know about growing your own fennel. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  The herb fennel has a long growing history and a multitude of uses including culinary and medicinal ones. Fennel might be best known for its role in Italian cooking. It’s high in fiber, low in calories, and full of healthy nutrients like vitamin …