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[Sticky] -- Florida Gardening by dave Jul 17, 2020 5:46 PM 62
Does anyone else watch the weather in zone 9b and above for frost reports? by Miamiu Dec 2, 2020 1:08 PM 107
Preserving lily and caladium bulbs in sofl by RedSonja Nov 26, 2020 3:15 AM 3
Hurricane Season 2020 by flaflwrgrl Nov 25, 2020 6:44 AM 516
Scientists just captured a record 17-foot-long python in Florida by flaflwrgrl Nov 24, 2020 3:37 PM 303
16" plastic Hanging Baskets by gardenersdetective Nov 17, 2020 12:15 AM 1
This is an Ask NGA question! Moving to Tallahassee by Seacrest950 Oct 24, 2020 7:43 AM 24
I'm now one of you by drdawg Oct 18, 2020 11:45 AM 254
Hello from Pensacola! by makeupartistfl Oct 15, 2020 10:39 AM 5
noid by drdawg Oct 3, 2020 5:23 PM 6
Can anyone here help me with putting together a purchased greenhouse? (Disabled) by RagdollThera Sep 21, 2020 7:22 PM 9
I'm starting a nursery business and I could use a little advice by tophatchef37 Sep 20, 2020 1:05 PM 2
A warning by ardesia Sep 7, 2020 8:35 AM 8
How well does agastache grow in your area? by Miamiu Aug 23, 2020 7:08 AM 6
Lavender in Florida by Gina1960 Aug 21, 2020 5:45 PM 8
Coronavirus by Gina1960 Jul 22, 2020 6:59 AM 640
Problem with Gumbo Limbo by ducaud Jun 18, 2020 10:24 AM 4
Are the recent rains harming your plants? by Miamiu Jun 13, 2020 12:50 PM 8
Using cat litter in our sandy soil ? by orchidgal Jun 5, 2020 9:02 PM 15
Moving to Florida by JamesAcclaims May 14, 2020 7:42 AM 87

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The climate here in the Sunshine State is very diverse but we are very fortunate to be able to garden almost year-round, so please join in the discussions, ask questions and share your tips, photos and gardening experiences!

Climate wise, the northern and central parts of the state are considered sub-tropical, while the southern part of the state is more of a tropical zone.

In North Florida, we experience noticeable seasonal changes; mild spring temperatures, hot humid summers, cool fall temperatures (with colorful foliage) and frosts and freezes during the winter. Like most of the state, the northern area has sandy soil and in the Panhandle, you find not only sandy soil but also a fair amount of clay-based soil as well.

In Central Florida, we experience mild spring temperatures, hot, humid summers, mild fall temperatures and winter frosts, with an occasional freeze. The Central Florida area tends to have very sandy soil.

In South Florida, we experience a more tropical climate that includes warm spring weather, hot, humid summers and mild, frost-free winters. The soil in the southern part of the state can consist of sand and limestone as well as marl and muck, which can make gardening somewhat of a challenge.

No matter the part of the state you garden, adding organic matter to your planting area will help increase the nutritional content of the soil and stabilize soil PH, resulting in happy, healthy plants and successful gardening."

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