Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mid-March in the Central Florida Garden
























12 comments:

Jim Oliver said...

I noticed that you mulched you peas, if I mulch my peas, pill bugs chew the stems and kill the plants. Anyone know of a solution.

Michael said...

jim, a constant problem. mulch is good for all the obvious reasons... mulch also provides cover for all sorts of pests and diseases. my solution for your problem is simple: i pull the mulch way back from small seedlings, and only push it back over the roots when the peas are, say, 6" high. doesn't take much time for them to "outgrow" pests... and, esp this time of the year, there's nothing more productive in a FLA garden than snow peas! you can eat the whole darn plant... so sweet!

Garden Soul said...

Loved your photos! It brought back memories of gardening in Central Florida before I escaped to Colorado. Both states have their challenges.

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Coffee to Compost said...

The borage looks so pretty. I'm thinking about adding some to my garden. Do you use it mainly to attract pollinators or do you eat it too?

Michael said...

the ever useful HAGC has some ideas here:
http://honest-food.net/2009/08/06/the-courage-to-cook-with-borage/

i've always used it as an ornamental, but i think i'll try to borage ravioli... i have SO MUCH!

Jeff Mullins said...

I wish my central FL garden looked so good. Is that borage I see in the photo with the bees? Pinkish stems and blue flowers.

Michael said...

that's right, borage. it self-sows prolifically here, but not as prolifically as up north. so pretty! it lasts until the rain and winds of july take it away...

Jim Oliver said...

Thanks for the advice Michael, I will try that.

Cassie K said...

Lovely pictures! It looks like you're growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.
I am growing similar fruits and vegetables. I have taken many pictures of my gardens and my garden layout. I have also taken pictures of the greens growing at this time. I will be growing melons, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, greens, peas, squash, beans, corn and cucumbers. Please check out my blog if you're interested, http://veganslivingofftheland.blogspot.com

Raised Garden Australia said...

I love your blog so much. Great work.