by Amanda Rose Newton Vermicomposting, also known as worm composting, is an easy way to speed up the composting process we discussed last week. Even better, this is a technique that is adaptable for almost any living space, whether you occupy a … [Read more...] about Composting 101: Part 2: Vermicomposting
by Amanda Rose Newton Why Compost? Most of us are at least vaguely familiar with composting and that it is generally deemed a good exercise to engage in. How and where to start is often not as clear. To help you in your journey as we … [Read more...] about Composting 101: Part 1: The Basics
by Amanda Rose Newton Monarch butterflies will be making their final pass for the season through Central Florida in the next few weeks as they continue southward to their destination in Mexico. While still on the endangered list, monarchs are … [Read more...] about The Magical Migration of The Monarchs: How You Can Help The Journey
by Amanda Rose Newton Here in Florida, fall is the time to get back into the garden. It marks the return of many of our favorite flowers, edibles, and pollinators. We are all familiar with Apis mellifera, our domestic honeybee but what about … [Read more...] about Your Florida Garden Will Be Visited By More than Just Honeybees!
by Amanda Rose Newton If I had to choose, September would be my vote for the best month to garden in Brevard County. Not only are the temperatures cooling off, but now that hectic beginning-of-the-school-year schedules are calming down, there is … [Read more...] about What to Plant in September: The BEST time of year in Florida!
by Amanda Rose Newton With every season change, we see a change in the variety of plants present in our landscape. One plant’s expiration date is another plant’s beginning. Those deceased plants can still offer a wealth of service in your … [Read more...] about Chop N’ Drop It! Getting the most out of your garden plants
by Amanda Rose Newton Now that it is September in zone 9b Florida, the intense heat of the summer will soon be behind us. For us gardeners, this means we can get back outside and start planning our edible gardens. Before you do so, consider … [Read more...] about Prepping your Florida Garden for Fall
by Amanda Rose Newton We have all been there. Just when you think everything is under control, fungi or pests decide to invade your garden! The good news is there is a way to get ahead of the bugs and diseases BEFORE they start as well as … [Read more...] about Integrated Pest Management: A Holistic Approach to Pest and Disease Control
by Amanda Rose Newton Most of us have planted a milkweed or two in our yards (or container gardens) with the hopes of attracting the beautiful Monarch Butterfly. In addition to the visiting hungry caterpillars and nectar feeding adults, a plethora … [Read more...] about Milkweed Plant Pests: The Fascinating Ecology
by Amanda Rose Newton Honeybees have been riding a wave of popularity in the last decade, largely due to their mysterious disappearance linked to colony collapse disorder. After years of research, it has been determined that there are many … [Read more...] about Did you hear the BUZZ? It’s National Honeybee Day!