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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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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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Consider an automatic irrigation system for your garden!

Although we wish people never left their gardens, the truth is we can’t always be there every morning to water. Typically lawn sprinklers either under or over-water garden beds. RTG is proud to announce that we now install automatic irrigation systems for edible gardens. … Continue reading

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Tomato Hornworm and parasites

In the photo, a tomato hornworm is covered with cocoons of pupating braconid wasps. The braconid wasp is considered a parasitoid of the hornworm because it causes the hornworm to die as it pupates. By the time the wasps undergo metamorphosis, all … Continue reading

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Interview on Miami NewTimes Short Order

Click here for an interview on Miami NewTimes food blog Short Order.  Special thanks to the reporter Anais Alexandre, who also included it on her local food/music blog The Jam Garden.

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Winter 2012 Issue of Edible South Florida

Click here to see the new issue of Edible South Florida, including my edible gardening column, and an article about rainwater harvesting by guest columnist Chris French, the most recent addition to the Ready-to-Grow Gardens team. See pages 14 and … Continue reading

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Great Articles about our Progress

Here is a superb article focusing on our edible garden at Arquitectonica, and written by Beth Dunlop, the famous architecture writer: http://www.editor-miami.com/Edible-Gardens-for-Everyone   Also, here is a great article about Surfside Community Garden (which we installed): http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/05/2535915/a-community-garden-grows-in-surfside.html    

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Our Growing Season So Far

Here are some highlights from our fall/winter growing season so far.  Remember, an edible garden is one of the coolest presents one can receive and can enrich one’s relationship to food and what they eat.

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