VEGGIES 101

Spring Vegetable Gardening in Jacksonville, Florida FREE Seminar!

(Note: Same Date as Second Saturday Sip & Shop from 10am-6pm)

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: 10-11am

This event will be hosted by Matt Barlow, the Earth Works Garden Center manager at their Jacksonville, Florida location 12501 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32246. Barlow will discuss regional soil conditions and ecology along with making recommendations for soil preparation and soil amendments for raised bed "veggie box" vegetable cultivation. Bring your questions for Barlow who has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience as a grower himself.

March and April is a great time in Jacksonville and surrounding North Florida areas to begin planting warm-season crops including beans, tomatoes, squash, and corn for harvest in late Spring. Chard, okra, peas, cucumber, watermelon, and sweet potatoes can wait until the warmer climate conditions of May arrive for optimum growing conditions. Earth Works stocks both vegetable seedlings and seeds and can assist you throughout the growing season get the most from your vegetable garden.


Vegetables currently in stock for Spring Jacksonville gardeners: tomato varieties (Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Better Boy, Patio, Mr Stripey Heirloom Beefsteak, Moby Grape), Zucchini Squash, Bush Cucumbers, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Bell Peppers (Green, Red & Yellow), Datil & Cayenne Peppers, Eggplant Black Beauty, Yellow Squash, Arugula, Cilantro, Peppermint, Italian Parsley, English Thyme & Rosemary.

Spring Gardening in Jacksonville: Part I

Jason Duffney & Matt Barlow at Earth Works Garden Center Jacksonville, Florida show us how to prepare a Spring vegetable garden using a raised bed/ veggie box. Included is the veggie box construction, soil and soil amendments along with specific vegetables and expectations associated with weather conditions and care.

Spring Gardening in Jacksonville: Part 2

Spring vegetable gardening in Jacksonville can be difficult. Jason Duffney & Matt Barlow of Earth Works Jacksonville provide this update their late January setup and plantings of their first veggie box of 2019 and establishment of a second veggie bed.

Fall Season Vegetable Garden in Jacksonville

Earth Works Garden Center Manager Matthew Barlow discusses Fall season vegetable gardening in Jacksonville and surrounding Northeast Florida including typical vegetables grown from seed, soil requirements, fertilizers, soil amendments, pest control along with approaches that include succession planting, and pruning versus picking your harvest. Comments with questions below.

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