Author Archives: Dylan Terry

Time for Planting Food Forests

In South Florida we are blessed with the ability to grow food all year long.  Gardeners are able to shift their focus from planting cool weather veggies and herbs in fall, winter, and early spring to planting tropical edible plants … Continue reading

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Edible Gardens at Vizcaya

With the additional help of Slow Food Miami and Wholefoods South Miami, Ready-to-Grow Gardens has recently created 2 edible gardens at Vizcaya. This is a pilot project for Vizcaya to test the waters of possibly creating a historic farm similar … Continue reading

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Edible Gardening in South Florida Spring

  Spring is an exciting time to be doing edible gardening in South Florida.  At the beginning of it one still has enough cool weather to plant short-season winter annuals but it is also a good idea to start planting … Continue reading

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Ready-to-Grow Gardens needs to move to a new space!

Happy holidays! It has been almost 3 years since we have been based from our current location in South Miami and it has been integral in helping to get Ready-to-Grow Gardens where it is today. However, we were notified a week … Continue reading

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Time to plant cool weather veggies in South Florida

We are finally ready for fall planting now that the weather has started to cool slightly and most hard rains have ended!  In the coming months we are able to grow the best salad greens, tomatoes and much more, right … Continue reading

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Our South Florida food forest season, in review (before and after shots)

It has been a busy summer for Ready-to-Grow Gardens.  As we became less busy planting raised beds for annual veggies and herbs we became more busy planting “food forests”, gardens that focus more on fruit trees, nitrogen fixers, and perennial … Continue reading

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Great deals on bananas and papayas, planted or not planted

We are currently overstocked with banana papaya plants and are trying to make more space in our nursery for growing cool weather vegetables and herbs.  We can work out GREAT deals on these and want to give them good homes. … Continue reading

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It is time for Food Forests!

With the advent of our hot and rainy season many gardeners become frustrated in their inability to grow cool-weather vegetables well. I’ll keep it short and sweet, stop trying, they aren’t meant to grow here now.  Now is the time … Continue reading

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Greening Up: South Florida’s Young Farmers

Great new video on South Florida’s Local Food Movement by Carmen Rodriguez and Lucila Aguiar!

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Enjoy the cool weather while it is here!

There is a window of cool weather left for more planting and lots of harvesting of cool weather vegetables and herbs in Miami and South Florida area.  Enjoy it while we have it, because soon the focus of people gardening … Continue reading

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