Prepare Your Garden Bed for Summer

Updated: Jun 21

Florida summers are the hottest and wettest months of the year and the time to prepare for the fall growing season. Most gardeners will bed-rest their plot or grow a cover crop to allow the soil to renourish, while some gardeners may continue to grow a limited summer crop. Keeping up with your maintenance during this time will ensure the health of your garden through the summer and a better harvest next season.

You can use compost/mulch (a layer gardening technique) or cover crops—just don’t leave the ground bare, which is an invitation to both weeds and pests.