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Old 07-28-2015, 02:33 PM
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a shady yard. I would really like to plant vegetables in august. I know tomatoes are good but what else? I live in Fla in the Tampa bay area if this helps.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:57 PM
Location: McKinleyville, California
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Carrots love sandy soil, so do artichokes. Potatoes do well in sandy soil.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:55 AM
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Tomatoes are sun lovers, and to produce nicely will need at least 8 hrs. of full sun. Tomatoes also like a well rotted, composty soil with good aeration. For aeration I use pine bark nuggets in their mix, and tomatoes do much better in raised beds, imho.
Spinach grows very well in sandy soil.
I don't know if you're new to gardening, but Florida does not have much 'soil' and is therefore sandy as you noted. For this reason a lot of Floridians use raised bed gardening here. I do, and it makes all the difference. For any real produce to come from your efforts, you will have to amend the soil.
Look up soil amendments, and Google
'Central Florida vegetable gardening.' I'm sure your times are a bit different than mine, but we start our seeds in Sept. to winter garden-winters here give best results.

Try making compost from your kitchen waste too. It will help feed your new veggies.
Wish you lots of luck!
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