Organic gardening is possible in your own Lake Nona backyard, and it helps to have some guidance from a master gardener. Laureate Park residents had the opportunity to learn from master gardener, Amber Harmon, with My Nona’s Garden during an Organic Gardening 101 class at the Laureate Park Community Gardens.
Harmon explained garden planning, supplies, planting, growing, harvesting and even pest management. She stressed the importance of consistently watering your plants in the Florida heat.
“You can’t check your garden too much,” said Harmon.
So, what plants can actually grow in the summer here in Florida? Harmon suggests planting Malabar and Longevity Spinach, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, Calabaza Squash, zucchini, black eyed peas, winged beans, Swiss chard, okra, mint, rosemary and basil.
Click here to view a seasonal gardening menu
Upcoming Gardening Workshops for Laureate Park Residents:
Click here to register for the workshop August 12 at the Laureate Park Community Garden on Laureate Boulevard
Click here to register for the workshop August 26 at the Laureate Park Community Garden on Reymont
Click here to learn more about Amber Harmon, with My Nona’s Garden