Ask Mr. Greenthumb Sizzle Reel

A New Gardening Show dedicated not just for Florida but the entire country, check your local PBS listing this Spring 2017.
For Potential Sponsors Please download this Ask Mr. Greenthumb TV Series Media Proposal Kit

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Tampa Bay Times Home Show Jan 29, 30, 31, 2016

Come on out on January 29, 30, 31. 2016.  Yours truly will be giving talks Saturday and Sunday.   Please come out and support local businesses.    Bring your soil samples as I will be doing free pH testing.

Talks on Saturday and Sunday are at 1pm.

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The incredible edible Ficus

Many people are familiar with the edible Ficus.  They may not realize that this family predominates in the indoor arena.  This family is one that has a number of species of the Ficus family.  Many of these plants are used as indoor houseplants.  The edible fig is somewhat interesting in that its flower is a […]

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  • It's alright if you like that sort of thing. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hmmm... not so sure about this gardening stuff (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Stick with the gardening, websites aren't your thing. (0%, 0 Votes)

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Event Calendar

June 2017

Please save the dates for January 25, 26 and 27, 2013 for the Tampa Bay Times Home Show. Stan will be out at the Home Show to answer your questions and provide advice for the best Florida lawn or garden. Please always remember to bring your soil samples for testing or a specimen for analysis […]

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Stan visits Corr Elementary School to see the kids making bird houses and planting trees. Stan excites the kids at Our Savior Lutheran School as he tastes some dirt to determine the pH.

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Also known as “Mr. Greenthumb”, Stan DeFreitas has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. “Mr. Greenthumb” has spread gardening know-how on radio, tv and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun and the Tampa Tribune.