Gardening Guide to the Florida Keys

Introduction

GARDENING IN THE KEYS is for beginning gardeners and new residents to the Florida Keys. The seemingly perfect tropical islands are deceptive when it comes time to put the first plant into the ground. Plants must combat alkaline soil (or rock), salt from the groundwater and in the air, wind, drought, flooding, intense heat, and bright sun.

Although this guide has been broken into separate topics, gardeners must understand that there is a relationship among all of them. It is our hope that new gardeners in the Keys will learn the basics and ask more questions to please their plant passions.

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