Growing Edibles

BRIE ARTHUR

Leading the foodscape revolution Story by Julie Thompson-Adolf, juliesgardendelights.com Photo by Elizabeth Galecke, elizabethgalecke.com Revolutions often begin quietly. Gathering insurgents, organizing covert meetings, planning protests, planting arugula among violas … For many homeowners, creating edible gardens in their front yards is viewed as an act of homeowners’ association treason. Neighborhood associations strive to maintain or …

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BANANA PEPPER BASICS

It’s almost like Christmas in July! Story by Bob Westerfield I sometimes think of banana peppers as summer Christmas trees for the garden. These dark green plants adorn themselves with abundantly spaced, light-colored, ornament-like peppers. As a member of the chile pepper family, banana peppers get their name simply because of their shape and color. …

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GROW A RAINBOW OF TOMATOES

Is there such a thing as too many tomatoes? Nah! Story by Kenny Coogan kennycoogan.com Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables with home gardeners, and for good reason: Compared to homegrown, store-bought tomatoes are unfortunately quite disappointing. Homegrown tomatoes taste so much better, with flavors that are more complex.  Florida’s warm climate allows …

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