The reviews are starting to come in on Florida Survival Gardening:
“Everything you need to know to grow your own healthy food in Florida, including which plants, best tools, best times, watering, weeds, pests, the absolute when, where, how and why, all in one place! I am still reading, and rereading, enjoying the artwork, the humor, the joy of gardening; trying some new, keeping some old. I lent out my copy of Grow or Die, another great read, how to survive Florida. Anyone who wants a green thumb, honest success and failure, this is the book.” -Sarah
“A well-written and enjoyable read that still packs in a lot of information without selling you a pipe dream. I just got the book less than a week ago, but I am already using this information to better grow my garden with very little expense.
With everything that’s happening and with a lot of extra time locked in the house, I naturally turned back to a long-forgotten interest, gardening. Growing the usual Florida decorative plants seemed too pointless, somehow. I found myself in the grocery isle, wondering what I would do if the stores would close down or become empty of fresh produce. Would this ginger grow if I stick it in my backyard sand?
I came across David the Good and got this book in the hopes of learning something about how to make it things survive in these seemingly impossible conditions. I was very surprised to learn not only how easy it could be to grow some edible plants, but also how many edible plants already exist in my back yard and neighborhood.
The book has beautiful drawings and a lot of expert gardening information conveyed in an easily digestible way. I highly recommend it to any Floridian (and other subtropical folks)!“ -Naomi
“This book is an ESSENTIAL READ for any gardener but especially the Florida Gardener who wants to take control of a huge majority of their own food supply. I find David’s writing style to be easy to understand and entertaining. Thank you David the Good and family for yet another great addition to Our Florida Garden’s library.“ -Anonymous
Thank you, folks. We are also dominating the South Region Gardening category:
This is what concerted effort over time looks like.
I started this blog in August of 2012 with the goal of using it to launch a garden book-writing career. For years I posted daily, building an audience and connecting with other gardeners. Now I have the YouTube channel as well, which has eclipsed this blog. My books are packed with real-life experience and useful knowledge for gardeners, but without the long-term effort in reaching an audience, they wouldn’t be bestsellers. If there’s something you love and are good at, grab onto it and fight and push and don’t give up until you have become successful.
If I made it, you can too.