Simple Garden Fixes

Simple Garden Fixes

The 12 month growing season in Florida can be both a blessing and a curse at the same time. Especially for transplants from other parts of the country, the fast growth of most plants is shocking! A landscape with new plants can quickly become overgrown and out of control if plants are placed too close together. There comes a time in every yard and garden when some hard pruning must take place to get things under control. Now I know that I should have taken a ‘before’ photo of this overgrown corner of our yard, but when the mood hit me to clear it out there was absolutely no stopping the momentum. Within fifteen minutes the plants that were swallowing our red chairs had been cut back and removed, leaving in their absence an open area just begging for some attention.… Read Full Post
Growing Summer Vegetables in Florida

Growing Summer Vegetables in Florida

The extra hours of daylight can be a calling to many of us to spend a little more time outside, but the hot and humid weather can be difficult.  It isn’t impossible, but it can be difficult to grow summer vegetables in Florida.  If you are feeling the urge to spend time in your garden, take these tips to make your summer vegetable garden successful: Plant Selection:  The saying “right plant, right place” is just as important in your veggie garden as it is in the landscape.  Summer humidity is tough on plants, so only a few of our crops will be successful.  I would recommend sticking with sweet potatoes, okra, southern peas, collards, and cherry tomatoes.  Sounds like a traditional southern dinner!… Read Full Post
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