The weather here in South Florida is hot for most of the year. I grow tomatoes when it's snowing in several states.
|HOT Peppers love the Heat!|
What's an organic gardener to do?
-Add Compost and seaweed
-Replace all of the dirt and start all over
What is Compost? is a great place to start.
I'm sure there are plenty of other options but these are just off the top of my head. I started with a little 4x6 bed that quickly grew to about 8x16. Once the side-yard project was complete I started on the front porch project.
|Using Seaweed in the Garden|
While the soil was not ideal at first, it still managed to produce quite a bit of veggies the first year with very little ammendments. So far I have ammended the soil with homemade compost, store-bought compost, layers of dead and decaying leaves, rinsed seaweed, seaweed tea, store-bought organic soil (both container and garden varieties) and LOTS of sweat and hard-work.
|In the beginning...|
|Seedlings are planted...now what?|
|Everything grew so quickly!|
|This is the view from the BACK|
|After all that hard work the garden turned out great!|
Since these picture were taken we have expanded! It's HUGE now!
Herbs are a GREAT addition to any organic garden. They taste great AND when planted around certain veggies they can keep the "bag bugs" away!
|Purple Opal Basil|
just starting to change color
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