I'm beginning! I'm coming from Georgia where I worked as an apprentice on an organic market farm - I am now located in Bushnell (Sumter County), FL where I'm starting a small CSA. I have a bit of Florida gardening experience, and most of my Georgia experience transfers here as the climates aren't far off. Sunn Hemp cover crop is in the ground now.
My questions begin with starting seeds. My seeds are ordered and will be here within days. I intended to start seeds indoors under lights starting July 1st for peppers and eggplant and throughout July for tomatoes, cole crops, cukes, and everything else to be set out through August. Is this too early for seed starting? I thought it wise to start early with many many starts in succession as this first year is a bit of an experiment, as I find the best fit for my micro-climate.
So is August going to be too hot to set out my broccoli, cabbage, kale, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers & more? Also - is starting indoors under lights even necessary? Any alternatives to that? Any information helps! Specifically your rough seed starting schedules would benefit me greatly!
I'd love to start an ongoing conversation here about getting started as a young farmer in Florida, where I can throw all of my questions on y'all knowledgeable folks. Thank you in advanced!