Zone 9 Vegetable Gardening
Gardening in Zone 9 allows for year round gardening. The winters here are mild, the spring and fall offer a wide range of growing options and in the summer tropical fruits and vegetables can be grown. So get your garden ready because Zone9Garden.com is your one stop for all things gardening in USDA Hardiness Zone 9.
Zone9Garden.com offers the best planting guides for fruits and vegetables in zone 9. Our guides are frequently updated and reflect what grows best and when it grows best in our area!
Summer in Zone 9 is right around the corner. Gardening in Zone 9 summers can be quite challenging, here are some quick winter gardening tips:
- Use shade cloth to help protect plants
- Water plants early in the morning
- Okra and Black Eyed peas grow well
- Any plants that succumb to the heat, add them to the compost pile
Joe BartolottaJoe is a novice gardener who lives in Central Florida and is entering his 3rd year with a vegetable garden. He is looking forward to sharing his successes and learning from failures
Compost is one of the best, and safest fertilizers for a vegetable garden. Here are some tips to help.
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- Build your compost pile with a 25:1 ratio
- Do NOT use any meat or meat byproducts
- Keep compost pile moist but not wet
- Keep compost out of direct sunlight
- Use compost generously