I live in Fla and grow my veggies in Earth Boxes. Worth the cost. I use their complete kit. I place the boxes in full sun for tomatoes and peppers and make sure the water level stays high.
Good soil is a must. Earth Box soil is good for 3 years, so a bit more to buy, but a savings in the long run. When starting from seed I buy potting soil, then transfer to a larger pot using potting mix. I get these at walmart or wherever on sale.
Call your county agricultural office and they will give you more information than you would have thought.
I live in zone 9, west coast, Tampa Bay area.
I haven't liven in Florida for years, but all my relatives that live there don't plant this time of the year, they plant their veggies & in the fall & grow in the winter, at least in mid & southern Florida. That way it's not as hot & humid & the y don't get "sunburned".
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