How To Start A Vegetable Garden | Central Florida Gardening 101 for Self Sufficiency


I teach a lot of classes in person but the recent events have prevented group gatherings so I have started teaching via online webinars. A lot of folks have the time and interest to gain a little self-sufficiency in regards to their food supply right now so this is a quick-start approach on how to start a Florida vegetable garden. This is a recording of a webinar that I recently taught covering the 4 “S’s”: Sun, Soil, Seed, & Seasons to get you started growing a vegetable garden quickly. For example, leafy greens are something that loses nutrients very quickly but lettuce doesn’t grow in the summer heat, try growing tatsoi, New Zealand spinach, or amaranth instead for year-round leafy greens. This is not my typical YouTube video format but is instead a very informative talk on central Florida gardening 101.

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0:00 About Elise Pickett
1:15 Victory Gardens
4:07 Current Industrial Food System
6:53 Fundamentals of Vegetable Gardening
7:21 Importance of Sunlight in Gardening
14:47 Importance of Soil in Gardening
23:16 Importance of Seeds in Gardening
30:59 Importance of Seasons in Gardening
45:39 The Urban Harvest Resources
50:25 Questions

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