Ah, sunny South Florida, where the days are long and warm and all the dirt looks suspiciously like beach sand.
There I learned to grow gardens despite the climate, the insects, the humidity and the lack of decent soil.
Back in 2020, an exasperated gardener asked me to write a book just for South Florida. Over the last two years (in between many other projects), I managed to do just that.
Today we are very pleased to announce the Good Books publication of The South Florida Gardening Survival Guide.
If you live from the border of zone 9 to the most tropical portions of Florida, this book is for you. It also applies to gardeners living within a few miles of the warm waters of the Atlantic along the coasts of Florida.
In it you’ll discover:
How to grow the plants that LOVE Florida
How to make the most of a small space
How to defeat the pests (including iguanas!)
How to keep your family fed on good food year-round
How to turn Florida sand into decent soil
…and a lot more!
It also features very entertaining illustrations by artist Tom Sensible, who I had an immense amount of fun working with.
You can get the paperback book on Amazon here.
And direct from the publisher’s store here, if you would rather avoid Amazon.
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Dave, when did you last live and grow plants in S Florida?
I lived there full-time in 2005-06, then moved to Tennessee for a few years, then to North Florida in 2010. Then I was able to travel back and forth to South Florida regularly and helped my parents create The Great South Florida Food Forest Project, which is still growing today. I wish I could garden full-time in South Florida, but the price of living is prohibitive.
Yeah, it’s tough on the wallet. Thank you for the response.
Just purchased! Thanks a million for this book. I’m just at the very beginning of my journey here in SWFL.
Before I buy a physical copy, any chance the ebook will be available soon?
Probably in a few weeks.
Just ordered it! We live in SW FL and have used what we have learned from your other books.
Couldn’t wait for the ebook. I ordered the physical book and looking forward to reading.