Growing Your Food


Appreciating Summer Plants

Appreciating Summer Plants

By: Becky Copenhaver Summer changes everything. One of the most wonderful things about Florida summers is the emergence of our winter sleepers. Those plants that are absent from our lives through the winter months but arrive just in time to cheer us up and get us... Read More

Summer Veggie Gardening Solutions

Summer Veggie Gardening Solutions

Growing and maintaining a vegetable garden through the summer this far south in Florida has always been a challenge, even for the most seasoned Floridian. New full time residents are almost always at a loss in trying to figure it out. Heavy rains or periods of no rain... Read More

Aeroponics Gardening in Florida

Aeroponics Gardening in Florida

Q: Why aeroponics, why not grow in soil? A: The simple short answer is: If you look at the facts, growing in soil is no longer a sustainable way to grow food for the 7 billion people on the planet. We recommend the book Vertical Farm, by Dickson Despommier, for an in... Read More

Is Aeroponic and Hydroponic Organic?

Is Aeroponic and Hydroponic Organic?

What is Organic Growing? In certified organic growing, the fertilizers used must come from a plant or animal base.  The thing is, plants have 16 major macro and trace elements that they require. Whether those come from earth minerals, or from minerals in organic... Read More