Growing Herbs in Southwest Florida - Knowledgebase Question

Commons, FL (Zone 9A)
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Question by ehkaplan
April 18, 2005
What is your best advice for growing herbs in Southwest Florida. The soil is very sandy.

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2005

Most herbs need full to part sun to do well. A little late day shade is nice. Mix several inches of compost into the soil prior to planting. Fertilize with light doses of a turf type product at an approximate rate of 1/2 cup per 50 square feet, monthly from early spring to mid summer. Keep the soil mulched well to hold moisture and deter weeds.

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