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Florida Backyard Vegetable Gardener - Planting Heirloom Seeds in FL Gardening Soil


The only unaltered, pure, secure food source

Heirlooms are proven to possess a much higher nutritional value since they maintain their original traits. Heirlooms also maintain their flavor and texture traits. This is why they taste better than commercial, conventionally grown vegetables because those traits remain unaltered. If grown organically, these traits are even further enhanced.


Why Florida Backyard Vegetable Gardener Heirloom Seeds?

I specifically hand pick the seeds we sell for our climate, environment and area (higher temperatures & humidity). We start them, we grow them, we collect and save them, all with our own hands. For those we can’t grow and save enough of you can be assured they are from the original source that also has the highest standards. I only sell those I have grown, and grew successfully; If I haven’t, I won’t sell it.

Heirloom seeds are proven to have more vitamins & minerals than commercial-convention vegetables because they are non altered & non modified. Heirloom seeds grow naturally and have their original traits. Needless to say of course, Heirlooms Taste Better! Organic methods also provide them with more nutrients. By adding organic matter and other organic components to the soil, they replenish and rebuilds the minerals & micro-nutrients in the soil. Herbicides & synthetic fertilizers use chemicals which harm the natural rebuilding process and create toxic runoff which is bad for the environment.

All our seeds and plants are open pollinated. (Which really goes without saying since they are heirloom seeds). That means you can save the seeds and they will grow true to type (like the original plant). By growing Heirlooms over and over in an environment they naturally adapt to our pests & diseases which in turn builds their defenses. Buy our seeds and plants and save the seeds and you will never have to buy them again!

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Where To Find Us

The Hernando County

Farmers Market

Every Saturday 10am- 3pm

2468 Commercial Way • Spring Hill, Fl 34606

We always have seeds, plants,

fertilizer and Grow- Towers available.

Advance orders for plants are picked up there.

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See the Florida Planting Guide to find what to grow now.

In The Garden

New to gardening or just need help getting started?

The How to Guides tab at the top of the page should have all the information you need.  Start with “Drawing up Your Plan”.  Once you figure out what you going to grow in, raised beds, containers, traditional rows, etc. then move on to the other pages to figure out what you want to grow and how much.  By the time you are through all the pages, charts, guides and schedules you should be on your way!  

If your looking for something and still can’t find it just use the search at the top or the search on the bottom or side bars.  These search my entire site and bring up all related content.

If you still have questions e-mail me using the contact us on the bottom of the pages.

The fruits of my labor!

First batch of pickles

First batch of pickles.


Bush string beans

Bush string beans

Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

My fave, Purple Cherokee

My fave, Purple Cherokee

New Jan. 2015!

Goldmine yellow wax bush bean

Goldmine yellow wax bush bean


Jing orange okra

Jing orange okra

March 1st is our Goal Plant Out Date!

I always try to have my plants in their final home, being the garden, containers or raised beds.  I also direct seed crops like beans and cucumbers.  You don’t have to plant that exact date but as close to it as possible.  

Overcast days are great for planting out.  Try not to plant out on cool rainy days. I have found that my tomatoes and peppers get mildew and lose vigor when I do.  Be sure to harden off the plants (get them use to the sun little by little) before.  Giving them some shade at first will also help.  Check the Planting Guide for more on planting out dates.


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