Reblogger Charles Stallions
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charles Stallions Real Estate Services

Joe writes a good artcle on gardening and I would like to follow up with here in Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze we enjoy some of the most ideal weather and conditions for growing year around crops. I have found that most plants can thrive with the soil being as low as 55 degrees and that is the case for about 7 to 8 months of the year here. Planted right we can enjoy at least 2 growing seasons, such as planting corn 30 to 60 days apart, same with tomatoes and most other staples. I haven't got a handle on the 2 crop watermelon or cantaloupe but I am working it out. So if you live along the gulf coast in Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze stop by and let's talk a little gardening and maybe a little Real Estate along the way. Till them my daily prayer is God bless those that bless others AMEN.


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Charles is a Real Estate Investor of 25 years, a Real Estate Broker for 15 years while holding several degrees in management, an expert in the buying and selling of real estate. Whether you’re buying your first home, second home, vacation home, investing in rentals, a kiddie condo for college or your dream home, buying any home is an investment in the future and you owe it to yourself to have Charles’s expertise to buy right and make the right decisions for YOU. For over the phone evaluation and NO Obligation CALL NOW! you have OPTIONS, we have FACTS, let’s TALK


Original content by Joe Petrowsky NMLS # 6869

“Growing Food at Home”

Growing food at home-another great reason to own a homeMy organic garden used to be big enough to feed the neighborhood. It was sure a labor of love! Growing up on a dairy farm, I believed I could grow anything. I used to grow some exotic vegetables, well they didn’t always grow as I expected. So, after a while I had my favorites that always did well.

Over the years the size got smaller, but the joy of growing food that is not filled with chemicals and getting these fresh foods is just something real special.

Now, that is a great reason for owning your own home!

Do Your Part: Top 5 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home

By: Terri Bennett

Want to join the grow-your-own food movement but just don’t know where to start? Don’t fear. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start growing delicious foods right where you live. Why not begin with foods that are nearly fail-proof? Here are my top 5 foods to grow at home whether you have a lot of space or just a sunny window. A spot with six hours or more of sunlight is all you need to Do Your Part for fresher foods.

1) Tomatoes
Did you know that tomatoes are the most popular piece of produce to grow at home? Besides being delicious, tomatoes are fairly simple to grow. There are thousands of varieties to choose from. You can grow tomatoes in containers, raised garden bed, upside down, or in a traditional garden.

2) Herbs
Talk about instant gratification! Herbs are fast growing so you can experience their flavors in no time. Herbs such as parsley, mint, basil, chives, and more can be grown in a sunny window indoors. They also thrive outdoors in containers and are attractive when mixed with potted flowers.

3) Lettuce
Lettuce will get you the biggest bang for your buck plus it’s super simple to grow. Think about it. If you spend a couple bucks to plant lettuce, you’ll make that money back the first time you make a salad from your garden. Lettuce is a cool season crop and needs just six inches of soil to grow.

4) Strawberries
Strawberries are the perfect fruit to grow at home and will return year after year without a whole lot of work. Just remember a few things with strawberries. They need regular watering and fresh fertilizer every few weeks. Strawberries grow best in the spring or late fall.

5) Peas & Beans
There are many options when it comes to peas and beans. Think green beans, snow peas, sugar peas, wax beans, and so many more. Peas are a cool season crop and most bean varieties are warm season crops but both grow on vines. This makes them perfect for a small space because you can train them to grow up a trellis, stakes and string, or a fence.

There are many reasons to grow foods at home. You’ll know exactly what went into growing them and you’ll be saving money—all at the same time. But best of all are the tasty rewards enjoyed with family and friends.

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JOSH EVANS *JoshEvansHomes 516-655-5000
Village Properties of Mineola, LLC - Mineola, NY
Great blog and great job. Keep up the good work and good luck to you this year. Thanks.
May 14, 2012 10:58 PM #1
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Charles, very true, I only have a small yard but I'm growing tomatoes and even some potatoes this year in pots!  The potatoes are more by accident.. they started sprouting in the fridge and I decided to stick them in the dirt, so far, it's working! :-)

May 15, 2012 05:00 AM #2
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Thanks Josh for stopping by and I wish you well

That is how I got started back Silvia and I am testing a system for growing a years supply in a 6 x6 PVC garden

May 16, 2012 11:31 AM #3
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

What a great post - thanks for sharing.  i really enjoyed reading.  i think it will take a long time to get these thoughts out of our buyers minds.  The buyers really need to trust and listen to the professionals that are out in the market every single day.  Thank you! :)

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