Here’s the overall description of the garden:
Location: East Coast Central Florida. Most of our garden is located on the NW side of the house where the yard has the longest hours of year around sunlight.
Garden: We started with one garden bed and have been expanding every since. We have two large raised garden beds, two smaller raised beds, and dozens of container gardens and edible landscapes. I grow 40% of what we eat, and have plans to grow much more in the coming year! I like to use Front Porch Pickings organic and local delivery services for the remaining produce we consume.
A few things (besides the veggies) that you can always find in our backyard garden:
Container Herbs (rosemary, lavender, parsley, oregano, thyme, chives, lemon grass, bee balm, and mint)
My grandfather’s aloe
Banana Trees I’ve had since college
A Butterfly Garden
A fire pit with chairs (we love to hang outside day or night)
Compost: We use an Envirocyle Composter (tumbler) with compost tea container. I get it to make soil for the garden beds about three times a year. I love the 3.5 gallons of liquid fertilizer that it makes as well. I also supplement with compost and organic matter from local nurseries.
Insect & Disease Control: I try all natural methods first… a good spray of water, cinnamon or white pepper for ants, soap for fungus, etc. We do use Organocide (organic insecticide & fungicide) when needed.
Questions? Comments? Leave it here or email me: backyardFLgardening@gmail.com