lynn's gardenWelcome to Ready-to-Grow Gardens! We are an edible garden company that specializes in helping others grow organic vegetables, herbs and fruit in South Florida. We help others grow food as locally as possible by designing, installing and maintaining edible gardens. In  South Florida, we can grow tasty edible plants all year!

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We also provide a wide range of  supplies you might need for your garden, including soil amendments and an excellent selection of  organically grown vegetable, herb, and fruit plants.

One of our most popular items is our raised bed gardens built out of reclaimed wood.  More info on our raised beds here.

To see what we grow visit our edible plants page.

Our Ready-to-Grow garden center is open by appointment.  We are located at:  4590 SW 122nd Ave, 33175 .

To start an edible garden the main requirements are a sunny location (at least 6 hrs of direct light) and access to water.  If needing help planning a garden we offer free remote consultation services using satellite images and photos or we offer in-person consultations for a fee (1 hr, starting at $100 depending on location).  For more information on our edible garden services or to schedule contact us at dylan@ready-to-grow.com, or 786-436-7703.

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Need plants or supplies for your organic garden? Our December Garden Sale is coming up!

We are in the middle of fall and both gardeners and many plants are thriving in the cooler weather. It is great to be once again harvesting some of our favorite cool weather crops! We will be planting plants for the cooler weather till February. Our nursery is full of edible plants ready for a new home, perhaps your garden!

December Edible Garden Sale
12/1, 10am – 3pm
4590 SW 122nd Ave, 33175

We have an excellent selection of veggie and herb plants that we have grown organically, including 20-30 varieties of tomatoes! For certain crops that are best “direct seeded” in your garden we have seed packs available. We also have a wide selection of tropical fruit trees.

If attending the sale, it’s appreciated if customers bring a box or container for carrying plants to help reduce our use of plastic.  Also, for every 15 4″ plastic pots or 4″ pot holding tray returned to us we will give you a free plant (4″ pot)!

In addition to edible plants we will have other supplies for your edible garden including our rich soil blend, composted mulch, and our custom organic fertilizer blend!

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Our second class “Intro to Growing your Own Food” coming up

We’re very excited to announce our second official class at our nursery “Intro to Growing Your Own Food” which will take place Saturday, November 17th, 10am-noon. In this class we will cover the basics of how to grow your own food including:

– Determining the best location of your garden and getting it started

– The importance of sun exposure

– Understanding soil and how to improve it

– How to water

– Crop choices and timing

– Planting seeds

– Basics of maintenance (harvesting, weeding, amending soil, succession planting, organic fertilization, organic pest management)

In addition to covering the basics, we will include a tour of our demonstration garden with a demonstration!

Space is limited so if you’d like to attend, we recommend registering soon. Also, there is limited seating so we encourage attendees to bring their own chairs if possible in case we don’t have enough. We are planning for there to be many more classes at our nursery and would love for you to join us!

Visit our eventbrite page for tickets!

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Edible plants available at our November Garden Sale

Fall is here and both gardeners and many plants are excited for the cooler temperatures in the coming months. It is really great to be planting gardens for the cool weather again! Our hoophouse is full of edible plants ready for a new home.

November Edible Garden Sale
11/3 & 11/4, 10am – 3pm
4590 SW 122nd Ave, 33175

We have an excellent selection of veggie and herb plants that we have grown organically, including 20-30 varieties of tomatoes! For certain crops that are best “direct seeded” in your garden we have seed packs available. We also have a wide selection of tropical fruit trees lush after a steamy rainy summer.

If attending the sale, it’s appreciated if customers bring a box or container for carrying plants to help reduce our use of plastic.  Also, for every 15 4″ plastic pots returned to us we will give you a free plant (in a 4″ pot)!

In addition to edible plants we will have other supplies for your edible garden including our rich soil blend, composted mulch, sifted compost and our custom organic fertilizer blend!

 

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New class “Intro to Growing your own Food” coming up at our nursery!

We’re very excited to announce our first class at our nursery “Intro to Growing Your Own Food” which will take place Saturday, October 20th, 10am-noon.  In this class we will cover the basics of how to grow your own food including:

– Determining the best location of your garden and getting it started

– The importance of sun exposure

– Understanding soil

– How to water

– Crop choices and timing

– Planting seeds

– Basics of maintenance (harvesting, weeding, amending soil, succession planting, organic fertilization, organic pest management)

In addition to covering the basics, we will include a tour of our demonstration garden and a hands-on planting activity.

Space is limited so if you’d like to attend, we recommend registering soon.  Also, there is limited seating so we encourage attendees to bring their own chairs if possible.  We are planning for this to be the first of many classes at our nursery and would love for you to join us!

Visit our eventbrite page for tickets!

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Season Opening Sale coming up 10/6 & 10/7, 10am-4pm

Fall has arrived and both gardeners and many plants are excited for the cooler temperatures in the coming months. It is really special to set some of the first fall crops in the ground and at our nursery, we’ve been planting a lot! Our hoophouse is full of seedlings ready for a new home.

Season Opening Sale
10/6 &10/7, 10am – 4pm
4590 SW 122nd Ave, 33175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have an excellent selection of veggie and herb plants that we have grown organically, including 26 varieties of tomatoes! For certain crops that are best “direct seeded” in your garden we have seed packs available. We also have a wide selection of tropical fruit trees lush after a steamy rainy summer.

To see our full selection visit our edible plants page.

If attending the sale, it’s appreciated if customers bring a box or container for carrying plants to help reduce our use of plastic.

In addition to plants and seeds we will have other supplies for your edible garden including our rich soil blend, composted mulch, sifted compost and our custom organic fertilizer blend!

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Planting Fall Edible Garden

Fall is coming very soon and now is a good time to plan planting Fall edible garden.  It is a good time to get weeds under control, mulch pathways and add fertile organic matter to existing beds.  If one wants to expand their garden with the addition or new beds/planting areas now is a good time to do so.  It is also a good time to install irrigation for ones garden if one doesn’t have the time to water regularly, sometimes 1-2 times a day for recent plantings.

Starting your own seeds?  Here is a link to an article I wrote with helpful tips on that from the 2015 issue of edible south florida:

http://ediblesouthflorida.ediblefeast.com/things-do/get-those-seedlings-started

More on timing in the edible garden in the following link, an article I wrote from the 2015 Winter issue of edible south florida:

http://ediblesouthflorida.ediblefeast.com/things-do/gardening-timing-everything

If anyone would like additional hands-on professional help planning or planting fall edible garden feel free to contact us!  At our garden center we have vegetable and herb seedlings, fruit trees, and soil mix/amendments for sale.  We also have a demonstration garden to show visitors how to grow vegetables and other edible plants in south Florida.

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Ready-to-Grow Gardens recently featured on “Growing Your Greens”

It was an honor to recently get a surprise visit from John Kohler of Growing Your Greens. Below is a video he made at our nursery and demo garden showing some of the growing we do.  I recommend watching it and other videos that John has made about growing your own food.  More at www.growingyourgreens.com …

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Cool weather vegetables and herbs! Winter is coming…

Winter is coming! We are starting to grow a wide variety of veggies and herbs that need it more chilly. Also the Ready-to-Grow Gardens nursery is open by appointment at 4590 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33175.

Also for those that would like to know what we have or will have soon, here it is:

Cool Weather Vegetables (October-March):

Cool Weather Herbs (October-March):

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Plant a food forest

We only have a little more cool weather left for this Spring.  While we still can plant certain cool weather crops for the next few weeks or so, pretty soon we will only be able to plant heat tolerant tropical crops till the weather cools down again in the fall.  It is a great time to start thinking about planting tropical fruit trees.  For those of you that would like to plant tropical fruit trees but would also like to grow other edible plants around the fruit trees, you may want to plant a food forest.

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Ready-to-Grow Gardens offers these in different sizes, and more info can be seen on our food forest page.

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We also are starting to offer dragonfruit trellises that are extremely sturdy and durable, which we build out of reclaimed greenheart wood.

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Pretty soon you could be eating your own homegrown bananas,

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sweet potatoes,

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and much more.

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