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Old 01-01-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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Looking to start a garden! Any information would be great!
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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What kind of garden? iamagardner will probably be your best resource on this site for gardening. Here are some helpful websites on Florida gardening:
Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Plants, Florida Gardening, Lawn Care
All about gardening, plants and landscape - Florida Gardening, is your source for gardening and landscaping information.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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Looking to start a garden! Any information would be great!
You should search out MrTudo! That guy knows how to garden! He showed pictures once, and explained all the things he did, and he produces a lot of vegetables and things like that.

If you want to garden flowers and especially Iris' then you should DM FLBob! He probably knows more about them than anyone around.

And if you want to know how to kill a tomato plant, then DM Jennysquirrel and tell her I recommended her! ;-))) Just kidding Jenny!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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One of the best groups I ever stumbled onto is the Florida forum on Garden Web. You can lurk for a long time and let others ask the questions you want to but are afraid of sounding dumb but it is a very nice group of people to whom nothing is too simple to ask.

Gardening in Florida is unlike anything else in the US and Florida itself has so many different garden zones that some people have freezes while others don't. Summer is the worst time to garden here and winter is the best except for the next couple weeks.

Florida Gardening Forum - GardenWeb

You don't have to join unless you want to post but I've never gotten spam and they throw people off who do that. Go thru the past messages and read up.

Now is the time to start your seeds for the best garden time in Florida:March thru June. If you don't do seeds start looking for started plants at the garden centers but don't plant yet, coldest weather of the year is still to come.

This area is heaven for gardeners.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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Gardens in most of Florida are tough. You might want to look into Earth Boxes (Google them). Otherwise, Internet searches will work well....amend the soil well as most plants will not thrive in the sand you have. Citrus trees will though. Amend the soil, and grow away....
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