One great thing about living in Florida is that while most of the country begins to brace themselves for a chilly Fall/Winter season we are getting ready to enjoy some of the most beautiful and cool weather of the year. Which for our farming lifestyle also means— veggie garden time!
|The kids and I transplanting seedlings|
Our summers can be piping hot but I’m used to it- my family is from the Dominican Republic and I grew up in Miami. Heat and humidity is all I’ve ever really known. I had one follower recently write me to say she could only enjoy a veggie garden this time of year via my online videos because she lives in the…..um, Canadian Arctic! Brrrrrr. That is just way too cold for me to even imagine.
Meanwhile, the kids and I are enjoying our days running in the rain and playing outside with fewer bugs and more butterflies, dragon flies, bees and birds. It’s like Spring all over again! Which is exactly what my gardening buddies told me earlier this year- where we live in North Central Florida we can basically plant two Spring gardens a year. I’m now planting almost all the exact same crops we grew in March-May. Things like tomatillos, cucumbers, beans, etc.
|J direct sowing Golden Beets|
This week I’m back with another gardening video where I show you how I transplant my seedlings into the vegetable garden. As you can imagine, my 3 yr old, Jonathan, loves to be front and center whenever it comes to dirt so he makes another on camera debut in this video tutorial. He is just the cutest little character and I’m thankful he enjoys spending time with us growing his own food.