Sunday, November 1, 2009

As you can see, our little Florida garden is growing even in the 90 plus degree temperatures. The lettuce, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and onions make up the garden this year. We had the cold winter air (yes, it's true, even in Florida) that ruined tomatoes and peppers last winter. My DH is only going with cool weather crops.

When we arrived this plot was nothing but tall waist-high grass and weeds. But my determined gardener worked in the heat to get this plot ready for planting. No luck getting together with a horse stable owner to get a load of manure. So he has not amended the soil this year. Last winter he added peat moss.

We will cut some lettuce this week. It will be interesting to see if it will be bitter or not with all the heat. Today the weather is finally cooling off....all things are relative. Eighty degrees is cool now. LOL


  1. I grow year round in Orlando. This years early winter garden consists of snow peas,silver queen corn (for the peas to climb). Also cabbage, spinach,broccoli,kohlrabi,brussel sprouts, and mescaline lettuce mix. At thanksgiving I will be putting in the late winter garden of cauliflower,beets,turnips winter squash,and collards.

  2. Your garden sounds fantastic. Do you mean that the peas climb up the corn plants? That is an interesting idea! Thanks.