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I also live in South Florida and our "soil" is horrible. The best think you can do is add everything you can to the soil to build it up. Being straight sand, it needs anything you can give it to hold moisture. Mulch is essential in South Florida in order to build as healthy a soil as you can get here. Any grass clippings (as long as you don't use all kinds of chemicals on your lawn), cardboard, leaves, etc. I like to layer. When I was making my beds I did not find one worm. Now I just move the woodchips and there are worms all over. You said you planted banana trees? That's great. Once a tree produces it dies and more come up to take its place. Chop up the old banana trees and add them to your garden. Banana trees hold a ton of water and are great to add to your soil. Also planting pigeon peas near your garden helps a lot. It's an excellent nitrogen producer and makes a great living trellis for climbing plants. Not to mention the peas. My kids love to eat them fresh in the garden.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: feedback on seedman?
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:37:09 PM »
Let me know if you eventually ordered from there. I was considering the same thing.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:13:17 PM »
Tradewinds fruits sells the seeds now. They have a lot of seeds that are hard to find.

I mulch them real well, which helps all my veggies. My tomatoes are not liking this heat and intense sun, but my peppers don't mind it at all.

Yes, I start everything from seed. Mine are planted in the ground.

My peppers were planted out in November /December. It is now the end of May, around 88 - 90 degrees everyday and they are still producing quite well.

This year I've grown the red and yellow Marconi sweet peppers. Mine get to 9 to 12 inches long which surprised me because some other sweet peppers don't do so well down here. I am in South Florida zone 10b.

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