Need a little help with the Spring garden? Help has arrived!
My new friends at Florida Urban Organic Farm recently installed this gorgeous new garden box in the picture above in our backyard! The rain barrel irrigation system will be installed this week.
The best part? Owners Cody and Kimberly Haberman will be planting the heirloom seedlings of my choice in the coming days and maintaining the garden box for me throughout the growing season!
It’s the same concept as a pool service, but way healthier and a lot less expensive!
If you love organic gardening but don’t have the time or the expertise to maintain it yourself, this incredible new service whose time has come is something to check out! I had my own organic garden until my second child was born in 2002, but since that time, it’s only been potted herbs in the garden window and a few frustrating gardening attempts wrestling with the sandy, low nutrient Florida soil.
With this new garden box complete with rich organic soil and a capable, knowledgeable company to maintain it, all I have to do is step out my back door and pick fresh organic vegetables for my family to enjoy without the stress of handling the weeding, organic fertilizing and organic pest control myself.
Our new garden box and specialty gardening service from Florida Urban Organic Farm (click here for their FB page) is coming at a particularly good time for our family, as I have just about had it with the organic hydroponic produce at the healthfood store that rots quickly and is basically tasteless. In the past few years, it seems much of the organic produce available commercially is grown hydroponically which is very inferior to soil grown organic produce. If you’ve been buying organic produce for many years as I have, you’ve probably noticed the downhill slide in quality too.
I much prefer the taste and superior nutrition of organic produce grown in cultivated, healthy soil not to mention that it lasts a whole lot longer in the veggie bin. Now I can have the organic produce I want at a price lower than the monthly cost I would pay to be a member of an organic veggie co-op or an organic community farm!
If you are considering a spring garden in 2015, below is a very helpful vegetable growing cheat sheet that will wade you through the decisions should you decide on a patio or plot garden.
And, if you live anywhere in the Central Florida area, be sure to call on Florida Urban Organic Farm for assistance either installing one or more garden boxes for your home or to maintain them for you should illness or scheduling interfere with doing it yourself.
Why I Don’t Like Hydroponic Produce
Heirloom versus Hybrid Produce: Which is More Nutritious?
The 4 Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden
Used with the permission of Anglian Home
There’s another company in South Florida that does that and more. It’s called Edible Landscape Solutions. They’re friendly people that love what they do. Everything is organic and eco-friendly. Check them out. ELS.care
I LOVE this idea! However, all the contact information appears to have disappeared for this company. Have they gone out of business?
I just wanted to say a big thank you for posting this Idea. I happened to come across it at a time I was deeply contemplating putting in an organic garden. Unfortunately I’ve been very ill for the last several years and unable to do it myself.
I was so excited about this idea I talked with my husband and we decided to Google the concept here in my hometown in Florida. It made my year to find out that there is a business here that does the same thing! We’ve already contacted them and had them come out to assess our yard and needs.
This is really going to make a difference for our family. There was a time When i would’ve been embarrassed to not do it all myself, but times have changed and it’s nice to know these services are out there for those of us who have physical difficulties.
God bless you!
Love this idea! My parents have a small garden and last year planted radishes right next to there peas, well those peas were super spicy! The roots became intertwined from planting to close. I never knew that could happen.
Kimberly, my dad did that years ago with jalapenos and tomatoes! Lol know what you mean.
Wow…what a great concept Sarah. I hope these guys do well. I can just see the FL trailers carrying cedar wood and a watering can…LOL.
Just wondering if the box has a bottom on it, or is the construction just the four wooden sides so rainwater can drain directly into the natural soil? How big a box do you think is needed to get started? (the diagram above for the plot garden didn’t give a basic size of footage needed for all those plants…)
I would call Florida Organic Urban Farm and inquire about the various size boxes and construction. The one I have has an open bottom but Cody put something in there to discourage weeds and give it firmness, but you need to ask them directly to get specifics.
Hi! I’m wondering what type of wood you used to build the box. Pressure treated has chemicals in it but I don’t think regular wood would hold up well. Thanks!
The wood is untreated cedar planks … naturally pest and rot resistant.