Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

February 20, 2014   

A childhood veggie garden creates a lifetime of gardening inspiration. Here, Joey helps his mother harvest zucchini.
It's time to veg. Not on the couch in front of the TV, but outside, enjoying the beautiful weather, getting your hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Whether you can't get enough collard greens or you need to have juicy home-grown tomatoes with dinner every night, the time is now to get planting. Kerby's has lots of veggie plants in stock, ready to be a part of this season's garden. If you are looking for a little extra information on veggie gardening, come out this Saturday to the spring veggie workshop. We'll talk all about growing veggies in Florida and some of the special challenges Florida's climate throws at veggie plants.

Find peace and tranquility in your garden.
 If veggies aren't your thing, don't worry, there is plenty of amazing spring color in bloom at Kerby's. We love this time of year becuase there is always new cool stuff, even for seasoned gardeners. This year, we've gotten in some amazing giant fishtail palms, variegated pineapples, lots of bonsai plants and bonsai pots and tough and hardy kangaroo paws, just to name a few cool plants. Come on out and see everything that spring has to offer. 

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Featured Plant

Spring Veggie Gardening

Upcoming Events
Sat, Feb 22nd at 10am: Veggie Gardening Workshop

Veggie Plants are in

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Veggie Gardening Info


Cool Garden Accents: Hanging Gardens, Bonsai, Mini Gardens, Pottery & More


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Featured Plant
Giant Fishtail Palm
 25 Gallon Pot

Giga Fishtail
Caryota gigas
This palm is so cool, it had to be the plant of the week. The pictures don't do it justice. Its huge fronds make it a show-stopping centerpiece for a tropical landscape. If it's a little too big for your landscape, Kerby's has lots of other palms in, including foxtail, Christmas, queen, bismarck and triangle. Lots of choices for creating a tropical, Florida landscape.

Spring Vegetable Gardening

It's crunch time! Or at least it's time to get your veggie gardens started so that you can harvest fresh, crunchy vegetables this season. For the nitty gritty on how to grow your own vegetables, come out to our workshop this Saturday at 10am. To tantalize your taste buds, check out these veggies that you can start planting this time of year.

Collard Greens - Delicious, especially cooked with a little ham hock and molasses, collards are a cool-season vegetable, but are also the most heat tolerant of all the greens. Plant seeds or young plants now to extend your greens harvest into the early summer. Greens are a great crop, because you can harvest the mature leaves and allow the young ones to keep growing, for a long harvest period.

Peppers - Whether you like hot or mild, there is a little something for everyone when it comes to peppers. Kerby's has bell, jalapeno, chilis and cayenne in stock now.

Beans - A wide variety of beans can be grown in our area, and are a fun crop for early summer. From bush beans to pole beans, lima beans to black-eyed peas (cowpeas) there are lots of different types to choose from. For pole beans, you should build a small trellis structure to allow them to climb up, but you can also plant beans with corn and allow them to twine up the corn stalks. Talk about making your garden efficient!

Melons - A fresh, juicy melon on a hot, summer day. Yummy! Plant watermelon and cantaloupe from seed now and watch these vining plants produce enormous melons. It's amazing what good soil, a little water, fertilizer and sunlight can do!

Tomatoes -
are everyone's favorite. They are a warm season crop, and with the warm weather arriving on time this year, it's time to plant. From sweet 100s to beefmaster, there is a tomato for every taste.  If you really like good tomatoes, try some heirloom seeds, such as Black Krim, Cherokee Purple or Brandywine. They'll be some of the best tasting tomatoes you've ever had.

There are so many vegetables that you can plant, that it gets hard to choose which ones to plant. Make sure to plan your garden before you start planting to maximize the space, without overcrowding plants. In no time at all you'll have a table full of fresh vegetables, straight from your garden.


Upcoming Events

Workshop: Spring Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 am

Healthier, tastier vegetables are easy to grow, and in this workshop, you'll get all the information you need to get your vegetable garden going this spring.


Miniature Gardening
Saturday, March 1st at 10am

Come learn all about creating a cool mini garden. They are easy and fun for everyone. This workshop will be part learning and part demonstration. Kerby's has a variety of pots, mini-plants and accessories for sale, as well as mini-gardening planting kits. So, if you'd like to create a garden of your own, come a little early to pick out plants, pots and accessories and then you can plant it during the workshop, with help from Kerby's.



Spring Fling
Saturday, March 8th

Spring is the time for getting out in the garden and Kerby's wants to celebrate. Join us for our annual spring fling, where the blooming flowers of spring are the stars. From 10 to 4 on the hour, we'll have gardening mini-workshops on some of your favorite topics to give you a refresher on everything you may have forgotten over the winter. Come on out, learn a little, stroll the boardwalk and enjoy the beauty of spring.





Workshop: Hardy, Low-maintenance Landscaping
Saturday, March 15th at 10:00 am

Come out and learn how to create a gorgeous landscape design. It's easier than you think! We'll talk about tough plants, easy plants and beautiful plants. Plus we'll show you how to add accents and pottery to give your garden the extra spark.






Workshop: Growing Tropical Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 22nd at 10am

There are so many amazing tropical fruit trees that can be grown in central Florida. At this workshop, we'll give you our best tips and tricks for growing and caring for tropical fruit trees. We'll also show you all of the amazing variety available in our area. After the workshop, we'll sample a few so that you can see how delicious they really are.




Workshop: Butterfly Gardening
Saturday, March 29th at 10am

Bring on the butterflies! Butterfly gardening is a fun way to get everyone involved in the garden. Plus the plants that butterflies love are beautiful to us too. Come out to this workshop and learn the best way to attract butterflies to your garden. 



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2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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