Welcome back for another imperfect garden tour. I’m growing in Zone 9A in Northeast Florida, a subtropical climate.
We have about 300 growing days between frost dates, and I’m doing all I can to grow as much as I can on my suburban lot, making little improvements every month. We now have more than 80 fruit trees and shrubs, and for the spring growing season, tomatoes, luffa, peppers, and a few other annuals.
If you want to garden waist high, I am enjoying my Birdies, and Vego raised garden beds, so much so that I became an affiliate for both companies – which means if you click the links I’ve shared, I’ll receive a small commission which helps support the channel – and it doesn’t cost you anything extra.
Birdies: https://michelleinthemeadow.com/epic. use the code MEADOW to save 5% off your order.
Vego: https://michelleinthemeadow.com/vego – do look for coupon codes on the website to save a bit more, too.
Growing in Zone 9A in Northeast Florida Growing in a suburban garden in Zone 9A in Northeast Florida is a delight for gardening enthusiasts, thanks to its semi-tropical climate and favorable weather conditions. This region offers a longer growing season than many other areas, which allows for a wide variety of plants to flourish. Zone 9A refers to a specific USDA Hardiness Zone that covers various parts of the United States, including Northeast Florida.
This region is known for its mild winters and warm, humid summers. The average minimum temperature in Zone 9A ranges from 20°F to 25°F (-6.7°C to -3.9°C). The frost dates in Northeast Florida usually fall between mid-December and mid-February. This means that frosts are relatively infrequent and of short duration, allowing for a longer growing season. Gardening in Zone 9A in Northeast Florida has its advantages compared to other Zone 9A regions. This area generally experiences more consistent temperatures and humidity levels, which allows for a wider variety of plants to thrive.
Additionally, the region’s plentiful rainfall helps maintain soil moisture, which is essential for the growth of various plants. When starting a suburban garden in Northeast Florida, it’s essential to select plants that are well-suited to the area’s climate. This region is ideal for growing various fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants, such as citrus trees, tomatoes, peppers, melons, and azaleas. Native plants are also well-adapted to the local climate and can provide important habitat for wildlife.
The key to a successful garden in this region is understanding the local weather patterns and adjusting your planting schedule accordingly. It’s essential to plant frost-sensitive plants after the last frost date and provide them with adequate protection during colder spells. Additionally, it’s crucial to select heat-tolerant plants that can withstand the warm, humid summers.
By understanding the climate and frost dates and selecting appropriate plants, you can create a thriving garden that will flourish throughout the year.
About Michelle in the Meadow : We started growing on this property in early 2019. We adopt organic and permaculture practices to turn this 1/4 acre lot into a suburban garden of eating 🙂 Thank you for joining us on the journey.