Anthony M. Comorat – Considerations When Choosing What To Grow In A South Florida Vegetable Garden-ca4111

Landscaping-Gardening Anthony M. Comorat began vegetable gardening in order to be able to spend more quality time with his daughter, Madeline, and it has become a part of the fabric of the family. From initial beginnings growing small tomato plants in pots along the back wall of their then new home in 2006, to the current garden including 24 pots, eight 16 foot rows, a large composter, and a new garden house, every new effort has been a joy usually leading to results in excess of expectations. Just as any reader would expect, Anthony M. Comorat made his share of mistakes developing the vegetable garden over the past seven years. Bugs, disease, frosts, flooding, extreme heat, these are all factors every gardener in Florida, including Anthony M. Comorat needs to learn about in order to protect the garden from failure. If you are planning to start a garden, whether it is just for fun, as a reflection of your values regarding your desired food quality, or in order to try to manage increasing produce prices, Anthony M. Comorat believes it is important to consider the sun, the soil, and the access to water before picking a spot to start. All of the expertise in the world is not likely to overcome fatal weaknesses in those areas. And consult real experts; gardening is a lot like golf a good teacher goes a long way. When beginning his garden for the first time in 2006, Anthony M. Comorat bought books. His current library on gardening includes such essentials as Vegetable Gardening in Florida, by James M. Stephens, published by the University Press of Florida. Much of the content of the book is based on research done by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Anthony M. Comorat also believes books like All New Square Foot Gardening, by the famous Mel Bartholemew, and Vertical Gardening, by Derek Fell, can help gardeners with limited growing space. Along the way learning about how to grow a successful vegetable garden in South Florida, Anthony M. Comorat discovered there is a key aspect to gardening in Florida that separates it from the rest of gardening in most of the United States. Florida has three growing seasons, a warm season in the fall, a cool season through the new-year and then another warm season in the spring through May or June. Come late June the rain, the bugs, and the extra effort required to avoid the heat are enough to convince most South Florida gardeners to clear the garden, solarize the soil, and prepare for autumn, when conditions make it easier to start again. In summary, Anthony M. Comorat believes prospective gardeners who do their homework, take care in picking spots, and using the advantages the South Florida climate offers naturally can yield years of abundant crops, healthy eating, and family fun. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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