This is the second year I have tried to grow a full fledged garden here in Florida. Something that I learned last year was that I need to start growing EARLY (compared to when we lived in Illinois!) It gets super hot by June and the plants fry right up in the sun. This year I was determined to start early, so I had most of my seeds planted by the beginning of March.
Before I even put anything in the ground I tilled up the dirt and added one bag of manure, two bags of top soil, and fertilizer.This picture was taken on March 3rd – a few days after getting everything in the garden set up, layed out, tilled, and planted.
By March 10th most of the seeds had sprouted.
We decided to take down the chicken wire fence this year, and the bunnies ate up all of the corn plants and a few of the beans. Since I wasn’t sure the corn would grow that good to begin with, I decided to take out what was left (two whole plants) and replace it with watermelon. Here is what the garden looks like today…
Are you thinking of growing a garden this year? Come back tomorrow - I am going to be sharing my gardening tips!