Hi , New to gardening here in North Port Florida . I have a couple questions as to soil , weeds,and seeds.
I am on a very tight budget for this.
What I plan on doing today plant seeds(Poblano-Cucumber-cantaloupe-green pepper-romaine lettuce and couple other things in egg cartons until seed grows a few inches tall. Then plant them in a garden .
My first question is i have had black plastic over the sand for few months to kill weeds/grass will that be enough to kill those until i can get plants a foot or so tall ?
I also plan on plantings the plants then running plastic in rows close to each plant like a check board to keep weeds down while putting a little mulch around each plant will this be ok ?
What is the best bug killer in general to keep them away any home solutions i can use ?
and lastly I live in FLA so it is very sandy should i put in some potting soil into hole or just put plants into the sand ?
Thanks for any suggestions again I have ZERO knowledge of growing anything this is my first attempt but really would like to get into growing my own veggies .