Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening: The Secret to Growing Piles of Food in the Sunshine State Reviews

Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening: The Secret to Growing Piles of Food in the Sunshine State

Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening: The Secret to Growing Piles of Food in the Sunshine State

Are you tired of failing at your Florida gardening? Are stink bugs puncturing your tomatoes and nematodes gnawing your eggplants? Is the sand eating your compost like an RV swallows gas? Fear not! You CAN grow buckets upon buckets of food in Florida – and this book gives you the secrets to pulling it off year after year. Lots more food – for a lot less work! Whether you want to save money, feed your family, start a survival garden, garden year-round, go paleo or build a huge prepper garden, t

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  • June 6, 2017 at 3:21 am
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just buy it! You won’t regret it. Your bountiful food harvest will cover the price many times over., September 30, 2015
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    Thank you, David, for writing an entertaining and very informative guide to what actually IS easy to grow here, besides weeds, in our hot and humid climate with ridiculously sandy and more often than not, nutrient deficient soil/sand. After years of gardening in Central Florida, I have stumbled upon a few of the veggies you recommend that did thrive, and also not get carried off by the bugs and critters before I got to them, but you have opened my eyes to so many more. A few may be a little difficult to find, but with the internet, Craigslist, and specialized gardening retailers, there are so many sources to find them besides your local box store. I love your style of gardening and writing. Throw some seeds here and there and if they grow easily and produce prolifically with minimal effort, they have earned the right to hang out in your garden. Being on a budget, also appreciate your cheap skate methods and resourcefulness to use what you have instead of recommending expensive gadgets, support structures, and soil amendments. I have purchased and enjoyed your other books as well. I highly recommend all of them. Keep up the wonderful work!
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  • June 6, 2017 at 4:06 am
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    Valuable for the must grow/don’t bother plant lists, September 9, 2016
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    This review is from: Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening: The Secret to Growing Piles of Food in the Sunshine State (Paperback)
    If you’re not a Florida native, this is almost essential reading for Florida gardening. If you’ve never gardened in Florida before, but you’ve been successful elsewhere, especially if that elsewhere is the Northeast, as it was for us, you’re in for a surprise, as the plants you’ve grown up north aren’t necessarily going to do well here – or do ANYTHING here. Tomatoes, for example – plant them in April or May to grow during the summer, and you’ll end up with huge plants that never set fruit: they need temps to go below 75 degrees for part of the day in order to fruit. That’s just one example – Mr. Good provides a good overview of what will and won’t work down here. (Honestly, it’s logical – you wouldn’t try to grow lemon trees outdoors in Vermont, it makes sense that plants that succeed up there might just struggle down here.) David discusses approaches to setting up your garden, but I find the most valuable information is the plant listings, specifically the ‘must grow’ ones and the ‘will probably fail’ ones – if you have limited space, you’d be wise to follow his plant choices. A tip – he mentions a tomato and pumpkin that will do well in Florida, and luckily you can get their seeds from Amazon.
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  • June 6, 2017 at 5:02 am
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Great idea, great start., March 9, 2017
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    This review is from: Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening: The Secret to Growing Piles of Food in the Sunshine State (Paperback)
    Great Idea. Seemed like it should have provided more info. What info there is was well presented and easily understood. I was looking for something with a touch more technical info and a broader reach. For a beginner this is probably spot on.
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