What tips do you have for South Florida Gardeners?

tinael01(10A)February 1, 2012

What tips do you have for South Florida Gardeners?

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If you go native, be prepared for the rare deep freeze, like the one two years ago.
For example, I am on the edge of zone 10a, which means we can grow coconut palms, but barely. They've grown in my neighborhood for years and years. That freeze killed ALL of them. Not a single coconut palm to be seen now.
I'd like to have one, but if I can find room for one, I will have plenty of strands of Christmas lights and a ratty blanket to try to protect it (but that's another thread).

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 7:31AM
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I moved from NC to Florida and it looks like I need to learn to garden from scratch! The seasons are different, there is no soil, just sand, and the bug variety is never ending.
I am planting fruit trees and could use any tips on how to feed and keep them healthy organically.
Please help. Thank you.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 8:55PM
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I think it would help a lot if you could say more specifically where you are (city or county) so folks could offer their advice.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 9:55PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

My best tip is to make use of the University of Florida's website & your county extension resources - indispensable, as far as I'm concerned. UF has a great vegetable gardening guide, which you can easily find using those keywords.

There is also a page of 'shrubs fact sheets' - a long list of commonly grown FL plants:

Another great web resource is Floridata.com

Here is a link that might be useful: EDIS/IFAS

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 10:47AM
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