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Another Plan for Your Raised Beds

Here is another plan for one of your 4′ x 4′ raised beds. To me, the main reason for gardening is the tomatoes, so I always dedicate one or two of my beds to tomatoes and the accompanying herbs and onions that compliment the tomatoes.

As you can see in this bed, I have four […]

Get Ready To Plant!

October is planting month here in south Florida, and any time during the month is good to plant in Zone 10. Ideally, it’s good to wait until mid month when the temperatures are likely to drop below 90 during the day. Tender seedlings don’t like extreme heat and hot sun, so get your beds ready, […]

Building Raised Garden Beds

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 […]

Why Raised Beds?

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 […]

Get Your Beds Ready!

South Florida planting time will soon be here. Now’s the time to get the weeds all pulled from your beds, and re-fill the beds with soil. If you have a composter or a compost pile, now is the time to turn your beds into fertile growing boxes. Take the time now to enrich your […]