“Vegetable gardening offers many benefits, including sun, fresh air, exercise, mental therapy, nutritious fresh vegetables, and economic savings. Vegetables can be grown year-round in Florida if you pay attention to the appropriate planting dates.” Check out UF’s IFAS Extension for more gardening info.
Here’s what we’ve been doing in our garden for the last month…
In September we started seeds for the vegetable beds… beans, collards, radishes, carrots, onions, and lettuce.
My oldest wanted to start the seeds in the playhouse and pretend it was her greenhouse. I think the protection of the playhouse was great for the seedlings.
We have been getting lot of rain here in the past month. The preserve behind our home is turning into a swamp and the mosquitos have been fierce. However, there are beautiful mushrooms everywhere.
Monarch butterflies are back in the garden.
The aphids are back too…
Our pineapple crop survived the transplant and is looking healthy!
Our avocado tree we started from a seed, survived the fungus it got and is looking good and healthy again!
Fall is a great time for bulking up your compost. We’re feature on EcoEtsy discussing tips for fall composting! Check it out.
Happy Gardening, Bee