There’s something magical about growing your own food in your backyard or balcony. In this guide, we will discuss how to grow Florence in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
Make a habit of calmly watering your plants, or quietly toiling the soil. Gardening can be a very personal and uplifting experience in your own life.
When should you plant Florence?
The best months to plant Florence in Perth are Feb-May. You can plant using Seed or Transplant, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 15-30 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Seed or Transplant
Ideal air temp: 15-30c
Ideal soil temp: 10-20c
Can Florence grow in pots?
Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.
The great thing about planting Florence in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Florence indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Florence get?
You will discover that Florence thrives on Full sun.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Florence isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
How often should you water Florence?
Florence really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.
They prefer soil that is Fertile, free draining, moist soil.
When can you harvest?
Being a Annual vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Florence crop is around May-Jul. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Florence in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Florence in rows. You’ll need to allow around 10 centimetres between rows, and 1-15 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 10 cm
Space between seedlings: 1-15 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Florence seeds for up to 3 years, and use them to grow more next season?
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Enjoy delicious Florence in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Florence in your own backyard.
Gardening gives you a chance to slow down and live in the moment. Take time to observe the plants and insects, and be mindful of your surroundings. It’s mindfulness with a purpose.
Enjoy the taste of your own homegrown vegetables – enjoy!