I would recommend that you use landscaping cloth rather than newspaper to line your beds, as you’ll have better drainage. My friend and his young son are starting their first South Florida vegetable garden, and he’ll be sending me photos as they plant.
Here is one of their beds.
You have some options as […]
Imagine a garden full of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, corn, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, greens, gourmet lettuces, radishes, carrots, onions, potatoes and herbs, growing in your yard in as little as 64 square feet. Utilizing a modified version of Mel Bartholemew’s Square Foot Gardening principles, we will explore an almost work free garden (once you […]
It’s October in South Florida, the perfect month to plant a vegetable garden. The humidity has dropped, temperatures are still in the 80′s, and the summer storms are still around for great irrigation.
If you haven’t built your raised beds yet, go get the lumber this week and get them built. See my post […]
Another advantage of square foot gardening is that you can grow vining crops vertically, saving much garden space. The first year I had my garden, we built trellises out of 2″ wood lathe strips. These worked ok for the first year, but quickly deteriorated to the point where they were not usable the second year. […]
Congratulations! Now that you’ve successfully built your first bed(s), you’re wondering what the optimal growing medium will be. You have several options. What you’re looking for is a mix of 1/3 organic material such as peat moss, 1/3 good quality compost, and 1/3 water retaining/aerating material like coarse vermiculite (if you can find it) or […]