Tuesday, April 06, 2010

In Your Backyard: "Spring Vegetables"

Still enjoying the cooler temperatures with highs in the 80's and lows in the upper 50's at night. Landscape shrubs and trees are busting out with leaves and returning to their normal growth patterns.

We'll be talking about growing vegetables today with Jerry Carris, former Mayor of Winter Garden, beloved West Orange High School Agriculture teacher, and UF/IFAS's 2009 Master Gardener of the Year.

We will talk with Jerry about his love of gardening, how and what to plant for a great spring and summer vegetable garden, and his newest project, the Winter Garden Community Garden.

Want more information on growing vegetables here in Florida?

Last Friday, my husband and I, and our two Scottish terriers trekked a portion of the Florida Greenways, the Marshall Swamp Trail. With the abundance of rainfall in March, this truly was a swamp adventure. The trail is very well laid out but we did have to slosh our way through some lower portions of path. Beautiful native rain lilies, Zephyranthes spp. were blooming just in time for Easter Sunday.

I'll post the link to all of our hike's photographs this afternoon.

Call in to "In Your Backyard" with your gardening questions.

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