Hi Friends! Happy Monday and boy has it been a Monday! One of the Monday-iest things of all (yes, I made that word up) was that my debit card got hacked AGAIN! I just wanted to cry because I was already so busy and then, BAM, I couldn’t use my debit card. I did have cash thankfully and two sweet ladies insisted on paying for my purchase, which also made me want to cry. It all got resolved which is a good thing. But this post is not about debit card hacking-lol. It’s about gardening which is my favorite all time hobby and something that I have been doing for quite a long time. I took a break for a while but I have wanting to get back into it. Back when I lived at home, I have the most beautiful and fruit vegetable garden. I had to give my crops away to friends and family.
So today I wanted to share with you some seeds and plants that you can start in your own garden. And you don’t have to have a lot of land to have a garden. You can do raised beds, pots, and other unique containers.
First things first, Herb gardens, they are the easiest and best for small spaces. If you cook a lot, this is useful. The only thing you have to do is pull herbs right from your very own garden to use in cooking. I turned an old wash tub into a herb garden and it is so perfect and actually accents the yard.
Tomato plants are the easiest fruits to grow. They can be put in a pot and produce all season long. With lots of sun and regular watering. Or the other option is to put them in the ground.
Pepper plants are also so extremely easy to grow. They can be grown in a pot on your porch. I recommend starting out with a pepper and tomato plant if your a beginner gardener.
Now I’m not sure every single region the planting season, but I do know the planting season for Florida. So if you live in Florida this’ll be helpful. And some of these apply to Southern states in general, like Georgia and South Carolina.
Onions-those are great to start plant now-if you’re starting from seeds.
Zucchini/Squash- April-May if you’re starting from seeds.
Green beans- April-May if your starting from seeds.
Okra- they love HOT weather and they are a late May-June planting from seeds. When you pick them make sure the are no bigger than 5 inches. The bigger they are the tougher the outer layer is when cooking and eating. Trust me on that-I’m a big okra lover and have grown the over the years and know this for sure.
Strawberries- My personal favorite fruit. This year is the first successful year growing strawberries and my oh my, there’s nothing better than eating fresh strawberries from your very own garden. They are great berries to be grown in a pot and produce all spring. Be sure to pick them in the morning when the plants are cool.
Black berries- The perfect summer berry. I had these last summer and can’t wait until they start producing again.
I could keep going on and on. But I think this is good for now. Happy gardening and leave a comment on what’s in your garden this year.
From Sunny Florida,