Our Fall & Winter vegetable gardens09/19/11 Jon Butts
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On todayâ€™s Sustainable Living program our very special guest was the farm manager for Sweetwater Organic Farm www.sweetwater-organic.org Roberto Saenz. Roberto talked a little about the new farm site at the Tampa Childrenâ€™s Home, and gave us an overview of what the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) provides. The rest of the programâ€™s topic was on growing vegetables; such as what to grow now, what your soil make-up should be, and some of the insect problems you might encounter. A lot was said about what and when to use cover crops; and another important topic was nematodes. The University of Florida (UF) is the best source of information on growing vegetables in our area. Get it right from the start; get the IFAS (Institute for Food and Ag Science) garden guide at EDIS (UFâ€™s Electronic Data Information Source). We also mentioned National Food Day, and the â€œTransitionsâ€ weekend training session at the Roosevelt 2.0 coming up in October.