Thanks to Dr. Doug Caldwell, Collier County Extension Agent, for inviting me to speak about bringing out the […]
I enjoyed speaking to the James Hendry chapter of the local Hibiscus Society. These people are passionate about […]
In October there is a flurry of intense activity in the garden. Making your bed takes more time, money and perspiration than the easier step of planting.
“Plan in September, plant in October”. So before tearing open the seed packet there is soil preparation.
Over the years I have various organic fertilizers in the garden. I used to buy separate bags of bone meal. greensand, and dehydrated manures. Espoma makes a ready to use blend with those elements and more.
This year I am using Verdanta, a blended, organic granular that is homogenous and complete.
I made the first “In Your Face Planter” because the area I wanted to landscape was full of tree roots […]
That was a frequent response to our request for people to join our FNGLA Royal Palm Chapter Board of […]
Many thanks to Robert Olinger and all the people of Forestry Resources for hosting the March FNGLA meeting. […]
Four air-conditioned busses gathered at Collier County Extension office on Wednesday, March 20th. They filled with vacationers and […]
Who would show up for a lecture about fertilizer? At 10:00 on a Thursday morning no less. My hat […]
I have handled pesticides all my adult life and wondered if this affects my health and that of genuine handlers like pest control operators. This link answers that question.
“The pesticide applicators were consistently and significantly healthier than the general population of Florida.” That makes sense. These men work hard out in the fresh air and sunshine. The surprise is that this is a U.S. Library of Medicine report!
They studied over 33,000 pesticide applicators in Florida over an 18 year period (1975-1993). This was when we could use some hairy-scary toxins. That might explain why there was an increase in prostate cancer in this study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10341741
Besides, the average nozzle-jockey gets safety training, wears protective gear, and reduces his exposure in every way possible. Guaranteed, none of us has worms.
Seasoned gardeners say that the last threat of frost in our area is the full moon in February. […]