Garden Executive Committee
Need to reach us? No problem! You can use the email links below, this Contact Us page, or
simply give us a call. We're here to help.
GLEE Key West Community Garden Executive Committee:
Rick Smith, Chairperson (305) 890-6862
Donna Froelich, Vice Chairperson (305) 294-5136
Robert Farrow, Treasurer (305) 741-7610
Stuart Strickland, Advisor #1 (305) 395-0058
Kathryn DePoo, Advisor #2 (305) 304-6846
Amy Beenblossom, Advisor #3 (319) 331-7049
The garden executive functions under the GLEE Board of Directors.
Horticulture Advisor from UF/Monroe County Extension:
Kim Gabel (305) 292-4501
Be sure to also visit our Questions & Answers page, which we'll be adding to and updating as time goes on.
Everyone wants nice healthy tomatoes like the ones shown here, but
Blossom End Rot, or "BER" is a common tomato problem,
especially in hot climates. BER has two primary sources; soil that has a calcium deficiency and/or soil that is inconsistently watered. So, if the
bottom side of your tomatoes start to show signs of BER, the first thing to do is to make sure the soil is not drying out before the next
time you water. You may need to water a couple times a day - once in the morning and
once in the late afternoon, but don't over water either. Try to maintain an even soil moisture content.
The second thing you can do is add Garden Lime to your soil,
to ensure that the soil has sufficient calcium. If your soil is low in calcium (as determined by a soil test), add Garden Lime several
times per year. More plant issues..