I don't grow a lot of vegetables, but I love Spinach, and was wondering if it would grow ok in Central Florida. What variety is best? How best to grow? I'm going to try green beans and maybe a tomato plant or two also..( not had a lot of luck w/ them either, seem to get some kind of worm, or rot on me). I did get peppers to grow and give me nice red peppers tho...
I know I don't grow a lot either, but I LOVE fresh spinach, I do grow 1 or 2 Tomatoes, and Peppers (I like Red Peppers), and I thought I'd try some Green Beans. Just enough for me...don't need to feed a huge clan.
Oh..I love the pics you post of your gardens...I'm kinda the "Jungle Book" style...yours are neat and tidy...I just can't get my self that organized!!!
I love Salvia's they comprise the better part of my want list and right now a good bit of my time on ebay looking for unusual ones.
I have lots of room to grow them and love the big unruly ones.
A few annuals, to supplement the butterfly nectar plants, lots of BF host plants and lots of hummer stuff.
I have grown regular old garden variety spinach, the kind that you pick up cheap in the packets at Walmart. Also occassionally get packets from Burpee. All the spinach varieties I have tried have done very very well here. Of course they are a fall/winter/spring grower, and mine has done better in the fall. It does like cool weather; it may be getting too warm for it already.
I found a Spinach Hybrid from Burpee today at Lowe's that can be harvested in 35 days. Sowed them today so should be able to enjoy before it gets too hots. Also sowed Mesclun Sweet salad mix, Sequoia beans and some Sugar snap peas. I've got tomato and pepper seeds from a trade but was thinking I might be better off w/ them to buy plants.
I've got a ton of marigold seeds sowed and already coming up. We're going to do most of veggies and marigolds in square foot gardens and the beans trellised up one of the pasture fences that none of the animals can get to. (rabbits don't eat beans do they?) We've bought some rabbit fencing too for zinnias and lettuce. Actually, I took an old 250lb capacity fertilizer spreader,( 3 point hitch type I used on my tractor) buried it part way in the ground and we're going to plant some stuff in that too.
So, will be first time to do anything but the occasional tomato and pepper plant...so can have some fresh veggies for spring anyway.