The arrival of Spring in Florida is a great time to start gardening. Time to get out and plan for soil, fertilizer, plants, seed and garden tools. There is more to a garden then just starting though, it also entails maintaining it. Buy now if you started your planting in March, you should have some plants that are already producing a small harvest for you, especially if you planted green beans. They are a great plant to start your kids with gardening because they pop up quickly and produce within a month to six weeks depending on what type of green bean you plant.
Over a Mother Earth News, they have written a great article on how to avoid common gardening mistakes that may help you with your garden.
Have empty spots in your yard where nothing will grow because of lack of sunlight? From blooming flowers to plants that have beautiful leaves, Garden Lovers Club gives you 25 plant ideas to choose from for those shady parts of your yard.
Do you have limited space for gardening? Check out this video with CaliKim over at CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on youtube.com. She shows you how to grow your vegetables in containers growing up on trellises and how to take care of them so you have a prosperous garden.
She uses grow bags which are becoming quite popular for the way they care for the root system of your plants. Read more about them here…
Spring is in the air for Florida and planting a garden certainly comes to mind. Veggies, herbs and flowers are quite common choices, but did you know that there are certain plants that should not be near each other? For instance, if you are going to plant carrots then you would want to plant lettuce, chives, leeks, sage and peas next to it, but not strawberries, fennel or cabbage.
Plants that are companions fight off those pests that want to eat and destroy your plants and hard work. Putting plants together that attract beneficial insects and others that act as repellents to bad pests can help your garden bloom and give you the harvest you’re looking for.
Check out this Companion Planting Guide the Old Farmer’s Almanac before you buy your seeds or plants and reap the benefits of companion planting.