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In South Florida, a great time to start a vegetable garden is when the crisp fall air starts rolling in. Vegetables that thrive during Florida fall and winter include broccoli, lettuce, carrots, brussels sprouts, and radishes. While the rest of America is bundling up significantly, our definition of "crisp" is a comfortable 70 degrees.

Broccoli is very easy to grow in Florida. While it takes 80-100 days to mature, you can purchase transplants from gardening centers like the ones on the bottom of this article instead of starting from a seed. To ensure healthy plants, broccoli needs plenty of sunlight and nutrients from a fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.

The perfect time to grow lettuce is during Florida winter, and the most

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Palm Beach County’s largest public garden is celebrating its 40th year anniversary.  Mounts Botanical Gardens is a 14-acre paradise located at 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach. It is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden with plants from six continents.

Mounts features over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants including plants native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs, citrus trees and a variety of palms. Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County offers all sorts of flora to discover. Themed areas, referred to as gardens, include a butterfly garden, a Mediterranean garden and a tropical forest.

The Mounts Botanical’s mission is “to inspire and educate through nature. Its core values are

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