I know some of you up north are like, “What? A garden this late?” And if you’re already under snow it’s understandable that you would be asking such a question. But here in Florida it’s actually our best planting season. Unless of course we get an unexpected hurricane or freeze, which rarely happen at this time.
It was 91 degrees yesterday and my hubby, the boys and I all sported long sleeves and jeans to protect us from getting burnt to a crisp and from the bugs (spiders, ants, roaches, etc. did I mention spiders?). Not to mention it’s a pretty dirty job.
After my hubby tills the Spring/Summer garden up he puts black sheeting over it and it decomposes and gets ready for the Fall/Winter garden. He then just tills it up to make it light and fluffy and away we go.
So far we’ve planted cauliflower, broccoli, kale, bell peppers, green beans, lettuce and tomatoes. We will plant cabbage and brussels sprouts in November when it’s “cooler” because they don’t tolerate heat well but do great in colder temps.
Here are just a few pics from our day.
Dad showing the boys where to plant the broccoli. They were such HUGE helpers. I love that they want to help us.
Here I am fixin’ to give myself a headrush when I stand up. I’ve learned that I can’t squat over and over again without feeling like I’m going to pass out. I think it’s a height thing. Or an old thing. Not sure, but it made planting difficult. LOL!
Headrush recovery, with a smile of course! I am totally sporting this look.
All ready to go.
Well that’s it for now. Did you plant anything this year? What did you grow?
If you are interested my other gardening posts you can check them out here under Garden.
Have a lovely day.