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Old 03-15-2016, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My family has a lot of rich vegetable gardens. Bell pepper, tomato, eggplant, lettuce, onions, sunflowers, and so many varieties of each. My mom has three different spicy peppers growing right now. Herbs galore. Also Florida has a rich variety of fruit trees that can be grown.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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My family has a lot of rich vegetable gardens. Bell pepper, tomato, eggplant, lettuce, onions, sunflowers, and so many varieties of each. My mom has three different spicy peppers growing right now. Herbs galore. Also Florida has a rich variety of fruit trees that can be grown.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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I wouldnt worry too much about the heat, get out early in the morning and later in the evening and find stuff that isnt too high maintenance. My sister is a chef at a southern restaurant in tampa and grows okra, black eye peas, eggplant, sweet potatoes , Watermelon, peppers, etc in the summer

Gardening in the south is amazing , from southern north carolina down you get into 8a 8b and into even 11a plant hardiness zones in south florida. really year round gardening as the ground doesnt freeze. i would move south just to garden year round
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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I wouldnt worry too much about the heat, get out early in the morning and later in the evening and find stuff that isnt too high maintenance. My sister is a chef at a southern restaurant in tampa and grows okra, black eye peas, eggplant, sweet potatoes , Watermelon, peppers, etc in the summer

Gardening in the south is amazing , from southern north carolina down you get into 8a 8b and into even 11a plant hardiness zones in south florida. really year round gardening as the ground doesnt freeze. i would move south just to garden year round
Great news!! Thank you SO much!
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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as the crow flies, we live about 20 minutes from the gulf coast. the 'dirt' is little more than sand void of anything it needs to grow plants. and in the summer, it really is too hot to grow vegetables. not to mention the nematodes and other evil doers. gardening down here sucks. be prepared. it ain't Wisconsin.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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as the crow flies, we live about 20 minutes from the gulf coast. the 'dirt' is little more than sand void of anything it needs to grow plants. and in the summer, it really is too hot to grow vegetables. not to mention the nematodes and other evil doers. gardening down here sucks. be prepared. it ain't Wisconsin.

Maybe you need to get with Happiness -is-close and take a few gardening tips. I saw on one video a guy was growing coffee in his garden, might have been South Florida though.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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My father passed years ago, but he lived in Tampa, and for his entire life he could grow anything and everything, including coffee and corn! And it was all delicious. There is an amazing amount of delicious crops that can be grown here, but yes it will take some work. You will need to improve the soil in most areas especially if you live near the coast. That said many things will grow with very little work. I grow many citrus fruits, I am two blocks from the bay and I barely do anything to them, they are mostly on their own.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe you need to get with Happiness -is-close and take a few gardening tips. I saw on one video a guy was growing coffee in his garden, might have been South Florida though.
We had Swiss chard harvested from moms garden yesterday. It was delicious. Mom is a great gardener though. She has a green thumb and I have a brown thumb. I am not good with plants. Lol.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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My father passed years ago, but he lived in Tampa, and for his entire life he could grow anything and everything, including coffee and corn! And it was all delicious. There is an amazing amount of delicious crops that can be grown here, but yes it will take some work. You will need to improve the soil in most areas especially if you live near the coast. That said many things will grow with very little work. I grow many citrus fruits, I am two blocks from the bay and I barely do anything to them, they are mostly on their own.
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