Our Growing Season Is Here. Perfect time to start planting.
Order online at Seeds of Change (http://www.seedsofchange.com/) or buy at a nursery. Remember to buy organic seeds.
Also buy the book “Gardening in Florida.” It is a month by month breakdown of how to garden. We are just starting our growing season. This book will tell you what is ready to grow now. Tomatoes, broccoli, fennel, watermelon, corn, peas, beans, peppers, eggplant, carrots. In a few months you can plant lettuce, kale, spinach.
While at the nursery – buy vermiculite, peat moss and compost – as your soil. Equal parts of each.
Decide about location too. Raised bed, pots, earth boxes, row garden. I like earth boxes and raised beds. A simple way is to mix the soil, put back in the plastic bag, drop the bag where you want a garden, split the bag lengthwise and you have a plastic bag pot for gardening.
Remember, your first year is hit and miss.
Give each child a few seeds, some soil and get them started. Once they see the plant bloom, they will be hooked.
Buy Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver for more info and a great read.