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Vegetable Gardens are a “Growing” Trend

These days we are all more concerned than ever with the source of our food. There seems to be something controversial about almost any food we buy, even organic! Many people are turning their yards and open spaces into orchards.  Growing your own food helps you save money, control the source of your food, and can also give you a relaxing hobby.

Vegetable Gardens are a "Growing" Trend

These days we are all more concerned than ever with the source of our food. There seems to be something controversial about almost any food we buy, even organic! Many people are turning their yards and open spaces into orchards.  Growing your own food helps you save money, control the source of your food, and can also give you a relaxing hobby.

South Florida weather can be tricky though. Planting in the summer can mean some of your seeds won’t thrive. The key is picking appropriate varieties for very hot and humid weather. Right now, it’s still a good time to plant sweet potatoes, peppers and okra. For a full guide from the University of Florida click here. There are several resources that can quickly get you started.

If you are new to veggie gardening, here’s another option, don’t grow a vegetable garden just yet! Allow the summer heat to solarize the soil. This means the heat of the Florida sun will kill weeds and pathogens in the soil that can prevent your crops from thriving. Once the temperature starts dropping, you can plan to start some seeds, maybe even some types of tomatoes.

Vegetable Gardens are a "Growing" Trend

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