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Old 08-08-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Yes there is a vein of limestone and really excellent soil running north and south thru Ocala. It is there where the original Thoroughbred farms set up shop in the 50's. The city of Ocala now sits smack in the middle of it, but if you go north of Ocala, theres still lots of farms in the area. In fact, I purchased my 10 acres, looking for that specific soil. I can grow a very very good garden from September to May.

Everyone started to buy up properties in Ocala for horses farms 20 years ago, and many didnt do their homework, buying properties east and west of Ocala. Those farms are extremely sandy. The difference in soil is remarkable.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:37 AM
 
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Yes there is a vein of limestone and really excellent soil running north and south thru Ocala. It is there where the original Thoroughbred farms set up shop in the 50's. The city of Ocala now sits smack in the middle of it, but if you go north of Ocala, theres still lots of farms in the area. In fact, I purchased my 10 acres, looking for that specific soil. I can grow a very very good garden from September to May.
We looked at places while snow-birding in the Belleview and Silver Springs area. Probaby by the time we make the move I'll be too old to do much gardening. We'll probably end up full-timing in our RV in a Resort where we'll have other people around to socialize with. I don't want to end up in the same situation we're in here.

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Everyone started to buy up properties in Ocala for horses farms 20 years ago, and many didnt do their homework, buying properties east and west of Ocala. Those farms are extremely sandy. The difference in soil is remarkable.
I didn't realize that.
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