Garden Resources in Orlando, FL

If you are ever in need of Garden Resources in Orlando such as  a garden build, maintenance, education, or seed/soil replacements, please feel free to reach out to Edible.Landscapes@FleetFarming.org for our team to get you all set up to grow.

Resources to Empower You to Grow Food

Let's get your garden growing!

Here are some helpful resources for you to have a bounteous harvest this season. If you are ever in need of a garden build, maintenance, education, or seed/soil replacements, please feel free to reach out to Edible.Landscapes@FleetFarming.org for our team to get you all set up to grow. 

Fleet Farming Resources to keep your garden growing:

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FREE Fleet Farming Gardening Guide

Check out our Fleet Farming Gardening Guide! This is a FREE 19 page PDF packed with information from our team of garden experts on how to grow a productive, edible garden.

Topics provided include:

  • Gardening Tools
  • Planting Seeds
  • Transplanting
  • Plant Propagation
  • Watering
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Harvesting
  • Maintenance
  • Natural Pest Management
  • Soil pH
  • Composting
  • Planting Schedule
  • Companion Planting
  • Square Foot Gardening
  • & Resources!

 

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Gardening Tips & Tricks

Ordering Seeds

It’s important to purchase your seeds as locally as possible but here are some great, reliable suppliers that we would recommend that you check out for ordering your next batch of seeds:

Our mission is to empower all generations to grow food to increase local food accessibility.

Seasonal Planting

Florida is one of the best places in the United States to grow food! You can grow all year long if you plant the right plant varieties. In Florida, we have basically 2 seasons- the infamous hot Summer and the cooler Fall / Spring.

IFAS has resources online like this seasonal planting guide to help you plan your gardening each month.

Our favorite book for growing in Central Florida is Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening by Leu Garden’s Robert Bowden.

Companion Planting

As plants use nutrients from the soil to grow, it is important to rotate your crops and to plant companion plants to increase your soil fertility. Check out this companion planting guide.

Some quick companions:

Natural Pest Management

To encourage pollinators like bees, butterflies, and other friendly insects to your garden, it is important to only spray your crops with natural pest

management sprays like neem oil. Just add a small amount to a spray bottle of water and you are ready to go!

Lady bugs and parasitic wasps act as predatory insects to keep the ecosystem of your garden balanced so be careful to keep harsh chemicals like Round Up away from your garden beds.

Add a solitary bee hive near your garden to encourage pollination for your fruits and vegetables.

Square Foot Gardening

Florida is one of the best places in the United States to grow food! You can grow all year long if you plant the right plant varieties. In Florida, we have basically 2 seasons- the infamous hot Summer and the cooler Fall / Spring.

IFAS has resources online like this seasonal planting guide to help you plan your gardening each month.

Our favorite book for growing in Central Florida is Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening by Leu Garden’s Robert Bowden.

 
 

Garden Maintenance

To maintain productive plant growth, it is important to cut back overgrown plants as needed and remove dying leaves. If the plant has grown to be too dense, air cannot flow properly throughout the foliage of the plant which will attract pest, fungus and other diseases. Remove unwanted pioneer plants from the garden. Make sure to remove not only the plant but also their roots.

 

Sheet Mulching: If you would like to create paths in your garden, keep grass at bay, or beautify your yard, you should consider sheet mulching. Sheet mulching is the technique in which earth is covered by a biodegradable weed barrier—usually cardboard or multiple layers of newspaper—and is then covered by mulch.

Happy Planting!

Fleet Farming is a non-profit urban agriculture program of IDEAS For Us that transforms the average American lawn into a bio-verse, productive micro farms and edible gardens.

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