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Vegetable Gardening: Introduction

A vegetable hand-picked from your own garden tastes better than anything you can buy in a store. And here in Florida, home gardeners can grow vegetables all year long. The most important thing when beginning is to pay close attention to planting dates.

Home gardens are convenient and may encourage you and your family to eat more fresh vegetables. The choices are endless, with vegetables of all sizes, colors, and shapes.

Gardening can be great exercise and can provide a little time to unwind from a stressful day at home or at work.

Gardens today incorporate flowers, herbs, and vegetables together to make a beautiful statement in any landscape. But let’s not forget the fun—gardening is a great personal or family activity.

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