Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Secret Garden

I had done a Wordless Wednesday (my first) back in October showing my garden, here's an update:


An Overview of the Garden
A Parsley plant I nursed along from an almost wilted seedling
Heirloom Purple Broccoli.  These plants have been slow to grow because of cool weather when I planted them.
Collard Greens growing behind a bed of mixed lettuce
These are volunteer Campari Tomatoes.  They came from scraps thrown in the compost bin and started growing after I mulched the garden in October.  Thanks to a mild winter with no real frosts or freezes they have survived and are now flowering in the mild weather.
The oldest/largest tomato plant now has some fruit growing on it.


I have long remarked that the soil here in North Florida is well suited to vegetable gardening.  At first glance it gives the appearance of sand but when one digs down about a foot into the soil you are rewarded with a rich black humus soil.  By mixing this soil with a compost made of yard waste, newspapers and kitchen scraps you have the richest and most friable soil any gardener could ever want. Of course soil is only one part of the picture.  Having the right gardening tools is a must and since I do small scale intensive gardening (The Square Foot Method) I need smaller tools to do the job of weeding around plants. 


10 comments:

  1. it's crazy to think you can grow veggies in january!

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    1. South Florida not so much, but in North Florida we get cold enough most winters that it's hard to grow them. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  2. your garden looks great! I can't wait to start planting! i still get radishes..in Jan in central Pa..i just move the snow away..
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    1. Yes radishes I can believe, some root crops winter over rather well in the ground. One thing I didn't take a picture of is the heirloom watermelon radishes I'm growing.

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  3. really nice garden.Thanks for sharing photos of green garden..

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    1. Thanks! I loved taking the pics and being able to share them on this venue.

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  4. Yum! I've just started growing my own veggies! :) Here's my WW: http://pamelasbookspot.blogspot.com/2012/01/wordless-wednesday_25.html

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  5. Gorgeous garden. Very inspiring on a Wordless Wednesday :)

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  6. Thank you very much, hopefully it inspires some people to try growing their own garden.

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