14 thoughts on “My vegetable and fruit garden in south florida

    Rebecca Wood

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    Hey BlueLion
    You must try an earthbox. You can get them at Flamingo rd nursery. They work great here in South Florida. One tomato plant will produce so many tomatoes.

    Mari Rodriguez

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    I Love Your Garden Great Job!! I Have Grown Oranges And Don't See The Need To Get Rid Of Any Baby Oranges..It Doesn't Harm The Tree..When I See Them Sprout..I Think It's A Blessing..I Live In Cali..So What I Do Is Protect Them From Wind And Frost..I've Never Cut Off Baby Fruit And Have Had Trees Grow Lots Of Fruit..Peaches, Apples..Etc..My Mom Grew A Huge Cherry Tree & Never Cut And It Grew A Ton Of Cherries..Thanks For Sharing..God Bless.*

    BLUELIONFILMS

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    Ohh man i had lots of fun harvesting my clops… The oranges didn't take off like i thought they would but the tree is bigger now.. The turby topsy thing works but you'll need to watch it as it can get a bit messy when watering. This year I haven't rally had time to grow anything new but the bananas and oranges are still growing.. I'm cleaning out the yard and i might do some tomatoes.. They are easy and grow fast….

    BigJuicyPlum

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    you inspire me jay

    4GreenEarth2

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    LOve it!

    amandria1

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    How did it all end up? its now dec nearly a year now which plants were the easiest? do you recommend certain types of plants after doing this? the topsy turvy thing better than anything else? Its dec when did you start planting last year? thanks for sharing the garden I live in Broward county Pembroke Pines.

    Magic and Mundane - madeofyucca

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    I know this is a late response but in regards to your pumpkin, what you described sounds perfectly normal. Many squash do that as a way of dealing with heat. As long as the soil is still moist and the leaves are only slightly drooping (no discoloration or dryness) than there shouldn't be anything to worry about 🙂
    great garden btw!

    BLUELIONFILMS

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    @TheVisforvanessa Im a novice my self.. I started growing tomatoes from my garage and decided to treat the soil in a small patch with some homedepot soil, Florida soil ain't the greatest. You'll be amazed at how many plants grow in this tropical weather. I'm gonna start fresh this year since bugs got the best of me this year with my corn. I watched lots of videos and tried out some of the ideas pro gardeners used. Start small and Learn how to germinate seeds before planting them. Good Luck

    Vanessa Benitez

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    I am amazed at just how much you got going on. I live in Miami and although I've made several half-a$&ed attempts at gardening before this year I am passionate. I am very intimidated though. Have you been doing this long and if so how do you recommend j start, or with what novice friendly plants? Thanks! Great post!

    janjjan08

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    Good job on your garden. That's how I would like to have my backyard looking. I'm a new comer to gardening in general. I don't have a green thumb at all. My question is, how to do start a backyard garden with a small backyard in south Florida? How do you divide the area, what plants to you plant directly in the ground or in a pot first? Etc. Nice garden.

    tank1409

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    I agree with PamMar you should pick the baby oranges to make the nutrients go into the plants development and not the fruits. Did you buy a already graphed tree or are you planning on graphing it yourself. I do have a question… I am from Central Florida and have never seen a Hawaiian Banana tree. Where did you get it from?

    MELISSA84008

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    Hi..awesome garden!! ..we live in the Keys ,where we have a HUGE iguana problem!! :(… I was wondering if u have any advise on keeping them away from eating the plants,other than building a big screened in porch ..we live on a houseboat so that might not work..lol…….my husband built me a huge cage where i grew my tomato and pepper plants. idk….n e way..i think maybe ur pumpkin plant is withering from to much daytime sun.

    BLUELIONFILMS

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    @PamMar1 Thank you…I'll be posting an update soon…

    PamMar1

    (July 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm)

    Great job on your garden Jay. Yes, those are oranges growing on your tree but I would recommend taking them off until your tree is a bit bigger. The oranges will grow but your tree is too small to support them and they will damage your tree. You also want all the trees energy to go to the roots and growth and right now it's going to the fruit.

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