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  1. traditionalmillenial

    traditionalmillenial New Seed

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    Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa and I'm a millenial who is very interested in traditional hobbies (hence the name!). This is my second year gardening in raised beds and in South Florida, it's been quite a challenge! We have lots of pests and fungal diseases here with the heat and humidity, and since I don't know anyone else personally who gardens, I'm hoping to learn a bunch from you folks.
    My garden is expanding rapidly and I'm working hard to keep all my plants as healthy as possible. All suggestions are welcome. I'll be posting in the other forums to ask specifics!
     
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  3. mart

    mart Strong Ash

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    Hi there and welcome to the group ! I am in NE Texas so not much different from your area !
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there Alyssa and a big welcome from Scotland. We have our own challenges here in the UK and being an organic gardener isn't always easy. I do love it though and wouldn't change it.
     



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    Shawchert In Flower

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    Welcome! I hope you find your answers, unfortunately, my climate is vastly different from yours. I have not gotten to battle desease of plants, and I hope not to, but I do hope you find your answer!

    Any way enjoy your time here, there's quite a few resources and fun people!
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi Alyssa, welcome to Gardenstew from Chelmsford, MA.

    Jerry
     
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    Hello and welcome Alyssa! :setc_034:

    Don't worry if you don't know anyone who is a knowledgeable gardener - As now you've joined GardenStew, so this is the place where we all learn and share our experiences with everyone.

    Whatever question You have, feel free to post about it. You'll always get a positive response.

    As for your climate, being hot and humid - I have similar conditions over here at my coast. So I'm sure everyone will assist you in becoming an expert Gardener in no time!

    Worry about nothing, and start enjoying. :cool:
     
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    traditionalmillenial New Seed

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    Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the warm welcomes! I can't wait to learn and grow with you all.
     
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    Tetters In Flower

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    Good to see you here Alyssa. The more you do in the garden, the more you'll learn. Enjoy yourself, it a lovely rewarding hobby and it just may take over your life, as it has mine
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    Welcome @traditionalmillenial Alyssa. I hope your garden thrives.

    One thing I learned and continue to relearn over and over again, is that local circumstances determine what can be grown, and there are lots of things that can be grown everywhere. It's just a matter of learning what things for where we are. Some times it's a matter of trial and error. I like to look at old yards, where people planted things many years ago, because what someone's grandma planted, if it is still growing, is probably well adapted for here. What is at the big orange big box store might not be so appropriate.

    Where I live, my struggles are warm weather followed by late frost. That kills things that came out of dormancy (lilacs, some plums, all apricots) that do fine in colder or warmer climates. And deer. I have to find things deer don't like.

    I looked up plants that do well in Florida. There are some lovely ones!
     
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    Welcome to the GS forums.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Hi Alyssa :wave:
    Welcome to GardenStew from Southern Ontario!
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to the Forum :)
     
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    Welcome to the stew! I can't help much with your pests and other gardening problems since I'm in Norway and probably have totally different pests, but please hop in and make yourself at home. I'm looking forward to learn about Florida gardening.
     

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