Where Does the Time Go?
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Life Lived Outside
The Kerby's Nursery E-Newsletter
February 24, 2022
Spring Veggies  |   New Arrivals   |   Spring Events  |   Come Work at Kerby's
Where Does the Time Go?
by Joey Bokor

You know how one moment you feel like you've got all of the time in the world to get something done, and then the next minute you are crunching up against a deadline? I felt that way with the newsletter today. I was bouncing some fun stories around in my head, and then before I knew it, it was Wednesday afternoon, and I hadn't put anything down on paper.

So, this week, I'll spare you the random family story and just get to the good stuff - what's going on at Kerby's this week. First, on Saturday at 10am, I'll be teaching a New to Florida Gardening seminar. I teach this class with two audiences in mind. The first is anyone new to gardening. We'll cover the basics of how to plant, water, and choose plants appropriately. The second is for folks who have gardened before, but are new to Florida, and are wondering why gardening is just a little bit different in this state. If you fall into either of those categories, join me on Saturday and I'll help you find success in your Florida garden.

Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend for the Spring Veggie Seminar. I love seeing so many people excited about growing their own food. Towards the end of the seminar, I also did an Earthbox Planting Demonstration which we managed to catch on video. Check it out below.

And besides some great learning opportunities, this is one of those times of year when so many cool things are coming into the nursery that it is hard to pick just a few to focus on. Fruit trees like avocados, plums, and persimmons have arrived, not to mention tons of blooming citrus. Flowers in all shapes, sizes, and colors are just waiting to be a part of your spring garden, and of course lots of beautiful hardy shrubs like sunshine ligustrum and loropetalum are in to form the foundations of a colorful, hardy landscape.

If you are into houseplants, The Houseplant Shop is filled with foliage, but more importantly, this week we finally got in some lovely smaller pottery. Perfect for a pothos, philodendron, or calathea. I managed to snap a few pictures of these beautiful pots, and I can't pick which ones I like the best. Which are your favorites?

So, whether you are into veggies, fruits, flowers, or foliage, you'll find something for your garden at Kerby's. We can't wait to see you.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

p.s. We are actively hiring for our spring season. Plant knowledge is a bonus, but not required. What is important is that you love talking to people and want to help spread Kerby's values of success, beauty, honesty, happiness, and fun. Click here to learn more.

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Spring Veggies

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. To tantalize your taste buds, check out some of the 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.

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!

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 Celebrity, 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.

Peppers - Whether you like hot or mild, there is a little something for everyone when it comes to peppers. Plant now for great harvests of yellow bells, jalapeño or habañero in just a few short months.

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.

New Arrivals

Gorgeous Spring Color
Butterfly Bush

Great for Pollinators


Made in the Shade

The Kerby's Houseplant Shop

Send a living gift to your favorite plant person anywhere in the lower 48 states from the Kerby's online houseplant shop. For orders shipping to cold areas, a complimentary heat pack is included to keep plants snuggly and warm on their journey.


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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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