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Post  newbox on 3/2/2014, 10:57 pm

im just getting started today i built my box, now i need to know what to plant.
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Post  at2wooden on 3/3/2014, 10:08 am

Welcome aboard!! What zone are you in?
You should plant what you like to eat.
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Post  newbox on 3/3/2014, 11:37 am

Im in zone 9a, Im looking to plant seeds in about a week. Im really excited to try this. I was unsure of what to plant first to execute crop rotation.
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Post  at2wooden on 3/3/2014, 12:55 pm

Worry about rotation later, you are starting fresh now.
We are blessed with at least 2 growing seasons here in Florida.
Your first planting should be right after the danger of frost has past, and the second planting should be about September.
You can mail order started plants like onions and strawberries for a head start.
Stay away from box store plants if you can. Seeds rule!!
The summer is too hot for many crops and too buggy.
That said, I am going to try some heat resistant types this summer.
You'll find all the help you need here. Nice folks.
Get planting! Times a wasting!!
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Post  sanderson on 3/3/2014, 1:14 pm

Newbox, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here 

I'm in an 8B-9A zone in California. There are several members in Florida so you may be able to get some good local information, also. You can basically grow anything your heart wants. What do you like to eat? That's what you should grow. You didn't mention if you filled the box with Mel's Mix. Please let us know a little bit more about what you want to achieve.
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hello from florida

Post  newbox on 3/3/2014, 1:28 pm

Thanks for all the replies there are very helpful. I had a plan for Carrots,Corn,Peppers, Peas, Lettuce, Garlic, onion, radishes, and okra. I wasnt sure if i could plant all of these now or if they needed to be planted in a certain month.
As far as Mel's mix i notice in home depot the had already made mels mix bags i was going to purchase those. Then the question arises about replacing compost as i harvest. I dont plan on composting and i wouldnt need any more peat moss or vermiculite after i start. But was wondering how i would go about adding compost after each harvest. Thanks for the support. I have a 4x4 box
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Post  Kelejan on 3/3/2014, 1:32 pm

  glad you\'re here If you are absolutely new, Newbox, why not start small and plant some radishes that germinate quickly just to give you some green. Buy some transplants such as lettuce from a nursery, ask their davice to what to plant now. You have a whole new learning experience to come, so enjoy it, and keep asking questions here, we love to show off the knowledge we have learned ourselves.
No question is too dumb, we have all gone through it.

PS If you have already done some gardening, forgive if I have talked down to you.
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Re: hello from Florida

Post  sanderson on 3/3/2014, 2:43 pm

The ready made Mel's Mix is fine to start with. You can always top dress with compost during the season if things seem to be slowing down. If you can't or don't want to make your own compost pile, I would start looking for various types of compost and mix your own 5-way replenishing compost. Some type of composted herbivore manure (cow, horse, chicken, etc.), compost from vegetables at Whole Foods later in the season, kelp meal, worm castings, "lobster" compost, etc. Other members will probably offer other suggestions to include in your custom make compost.

Corn can be planted 4/square but it will shade some of the squares. Maybe a separate 2' x 2' box to try it out. I know you can direct sow carrots, radishes, lettuce and peas right now, and plant peppers, and even garlic and onions, right now. I don't know about okra.
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Post  yolos on 3/3/2014, 9:00 pm

@newbox wrote:Thanks for all the replies there are very helpful. I had a plan for Carrots,Corn,Peppers, Peas, Lettuce, Garlic, onion, radishes, and okra. I wasnt sure if i could plant all of these now or if they needed to be planted in a certain month.
No you cannot plant all of these now.  For instance, lettuce likes cooler weather and Corn and Okra like hot weather.  English shell peas, snow peas, and snap peas like cooler weather but southern peas (crowder peas, black eye peas etc) like hot weather.
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Re: hello from Florida

Post  newbox on 3/3/2014, 9:15 pm

@yolos wrote:
@newbox wrote:Thanks for all the replies there are very helpful. I had a plan for Carrots,Corn,Peppers, Peas, Lettuce, Garlic, onion, radishes, and okra. I wasnt sure if i could plant all of these now or if they needed to be planted in a certain month.
No you cannot plant all of these now.  For instance, lettuce likes cooler weather and Corn and Okra like hot weather.  English shell peas, snow peas, and snap peas like cooler weather but southern peas (crowder peas, black eye peas etc) like hot weather.

Alrighty then back to the planting board. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks 12 squares 12 suggestions 
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