lynn's gardenWelcome to Ready-to-Grow Gardens! We are an edible garden company that specializes in helping others grow organic vegetables, herbs and fruit in South Florida. We help others grow food as locally as possible by designing, installing and maintaining edible gardens. In  South Florida, we can grow tasty edible plants all year!


We also provide a wide range of  supplies you might need for your garden, including soil amendments and an excellent selection of  organically grown vegetable, herb, and fruit plants.

One of our most popular items is our raised bed gardens built out of reclaimed wood.  More info on our raised beds here.

To see what we grow visit our edible plants page.

Our Ready-to-Grow garden center is open by appointment.  We are located at:  4590 SW 122nd Ave, 33175 .

To start an edible garden the main requirements are a sunny location (at least 6 hrs of direct light) and access to water.  If needing help planning a garden we offer free remote consultation services using satellite images and photos or we offer in-person consultations for a fee (1 hr, starting at $100 depending on location).  For more information on our edible garden services or to schedule contact us at, or 786-436-7703.

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Open Hours for the Ready-to-Grow Garden Center

We are happy to announce that for the cooler season our nursery will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday from November through February, 2-6pm.

This includes:

  • Sat, Nov 11th, 2-6 pm
  • Sat, Nov 25th, 2-6 pm
  • Sat, Dec 9th, 2-6pm
  • Sat, Dec 23rd, 2-6pm
  • Sat, Jan 13th, 2-6pm
  • Sat, Jan 27th, 2-6pm
  • Sat, Feb 10th, 2-6pm
  • Sat, Feb 24th, 2-6pm

Otherwise our nursery will only be open by appointment.  It is preferable if one can come during our open hours since throughout the week we are usually busy planting and taking care of gardens.

At the garden center we have a wide variety of organically grown edible plants, seeds, organic soil amendments, organic insecticides and a demonstration garden.

Our edible garden center is located at:

4590 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33175

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Planting Fall Edible Garden

Fall is coming very soon and now is a good time to plan planting Fall edible garden.  It is a good time to get weeds under control, mulch pathways and add fertile organic matter to existing beds.  If one wants to expand their garden with the addition or new beds/planting areas now is a good time to do so.  It is also a good time to install irrigation for ones garden if one doesn’t have the time to water regularly, sometimes 1-2 times a day for recent plantings.

Starting your own seeds?  Here is a link to an article I wrote with helpful tips on that from the 2015 issue of edible south florida:

More on timing in the edible garden in the following link, an article I wrote from the 2015 Winter issue of edible south florida:

If anyone would like additional hands-on professional help planning or planting fall edible garden feel free to contact us!  At our garden center we have vegetable and herb seedlings, fruit trees, and soil mix/amendments for sale.  We also have a demonstration garden to show visitors how to grow vegetables and other edible plants in south Florida.


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Ready-to-Grow Gardens recently featured on “Growing Your Greens”

It was an honor to recently get a surprise visit from John Kohler of Growing Your Greens. Below is a video he made at our nursery and demo garden showing some of the growing we do.  I recommend watching it and other videos that John has made about growing your own food.  More at …

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Cool weather vegetables and herbs! Winter is coming…

Winter is coming! We are starting to grow a wide variety of veggies and herbs that need it more chilly. Also the Ready-to-Grow Gardens nursery is open by appointment at 4590 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33175.

Also for those that would like to know what we have or will have soon, here it is:

Cool Weather Vegetables (October-March):

Cool Weather Herbs (October-March):

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Plant a food forest

We only have a little more cool weather left for this Spring.  While we still can plant certain cool weather crops for the next few weeks or so, pretty soon we will only be able to plant heat tolerant tropical crops till the weather cools down again in the fall.  It is a great time to start thinking about planting tropical fruit trees.  For those of you that would like to plant tropical fruit trees but would also like to grow other edible plants around the fruit trees, you may want to plant a food forest.

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Ready-to-Grow Gardens offers these in different sizes, and more info can be seen on our food forest page.


We also are starting to offer dragonfruit trellises that are extremely sturdy and durable, which we build out of reclaimed greenheart wood.

Pretty soon you could be eating your own homegrown bananas,

Coconut Grove going Bananas

sweet potatoes,

Sweet Potatoes


and much more.

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Some time left for cool weather planting

At the time of writing this we are still blessed with a nice window of cooler weather.  It is a time when South Florida can grow a wide selection of favorite veggies and herbs that will not usually grow well in our warmer rainy season.


Lettuce, red rain and chinese cabbage

Plants currently in stock can be seen here.  Our raised bed garden packages are a great way to grow cool veggies and herbs.  It is also a good time to start planning for food forest planting, which usually happens in late spring or summer.

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Cool weather vegetable and herb plants for South Florida


In South Florida we finally are now getting some cool fall weather and it is the best time to be planting cool weather vegetable and herb plants for South Florida.  This includes many of our favorite annual crops, crops that are typically grown through the summer in northern climates are well suited to be grown throughout the winter here.

Ready-to-Grow Gardens just moved locations to a much larger space in West Miami (4590 SW 122nd Ave, 33175).  We currently have a greenhouse full of young plants, many that are ready to be planted.  If anybody would like some they can be picked up from us at our location by appointment on weekend afternoons or be delivered on orders over $100.  Most plants are in 4″ pots and are $4 each. Quantity discounts available.  To make an appointment or place an order please text 786-436-7703 or email




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How to Install a Food Forest

What are the specifics of how to start a food forest?

Like with all edible gardens, usually the starting point of installation lies in choosing the location.  Ideally the food forest will be planted in a space with full sun, rich-well draining soil, and ideally away from large trees with aggressive root systems (banyan trees as an example).  If the soil isn’t rich it can later be improved with the addition of compost, organic fertilizer, and mulch, however, it is important that the site receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight throughout the whole year.  Trimming trees that make shade is one way to create more light for a site. Also bear in mind that once fruit trees become taller they will receive more light.

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Edible South Florida – Spring 2014 issue

I know I am late posting this, but here is the most recent issue of edible south florida. Click here to view the online addition.  I wrote a column about food forests on page 15 and there are a lot of other great ones, including one on foraging in South Florida.  The next issue for summer will be out soon!
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