Growing food has become one of the most rewarding pastimes, especially for those who are interested in knowing where and how food is grown. Gardeners also get the added benefit of outdoor, physical exercise. I believe each year is another opportunity to learn new ideas for gardening in Florida. I am optimistic it will be the best year ever. Vegetables can be grown all year in Southwest Florida, but the best growing season is during the winter months.
If you’d like to learn about growing vegetables and fruits, including ones that you may never have heard of, don’t miss this talk! We will discuss the preparation tasks for creating a vegetable garden, including how deep to plant seeds, what pests to look out for, and varieties best suited for this climate. Store-bought tomato plant varieties are limited, but when growing from seeds, there are many other varieties to select from. Participants will receive a 20% off coupon for use in the Edison Garden Shoppe and will even get to take home a tomato seedling. +
Cost: Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15 Participants will meet at the Banyan picnic area after checking in at the ticket office.