Bruce Shanker successfully produces two harvests of homegrown tomatoes each year in his backyard garden in Carrollwood, yielding an amazing quantity and variety of jewel-toned, plump and flawless specimens. We sat down with Bruce on a zoom call to learn about his secrets for growing tomatoes in Central Florida.
Click on the photos below to open two short videos detailing Bruce’s methods, equipment and growing schedule. The first video focuses on planting, fertilizing and irrigation. The second video provides detailed information about improving yield, pest and disease control, scheduling and late season storage.
If you need further information or guidance on growing your own tomato crop, Bruce will be happy to respond to emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Shanker was born in the Washington, DC area and lived there for 40 years before moving to Tampa in 1994. His professional background included accounting, finance, financial planning, charitable planning, marketing, real estate development, and rental management and fundraising. During his years in the workforce, he was the CFO of a medical device consulting company, a financial consulting company, he was the CFO and Technology director of a local museum, an executive director of a community foundation, was a senior financial planner, and held senior tax accounting positions in CPA firms in Bethesda, Md.