Aquaponics: Winter gardening reaches new heights in Winter Garden

9 things you can do in your garden now

ORLANDO Fla. — A sustainable garden on a Winter Garden rooftop has everything from a fish farm to produce to a water filtration system.

This type of garden is becoming more popular because they are sustainable, they require less space, they can mitigate dangerous heat and they may serve many ecological causes.

Certified meteorologist George Waldenberger visited Green Sky Grows, a Winter Garden aquaponics facility run by Valencia College.

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Here are nine things you can do to your yard or garden while it’s still cool out:

1. Prep your soil and remove weeds or unwanted plants from last season.

2. Do a soil analyses. UFIFAS will do it for free. Click here for more details.

3. Plant your new plants using seeds from a reputable source.

4. Trim dead leaves and limbs off plants, clean up and trim back.

5. Oak trees have stopped dropping leaves and growing pollen. Clean up those leaves.

6. Place mulch in your yard.

7. Start watering during warm days.

8. Make sure planting locations have good light; trim plants to allow light to flow in.

9. Make sure you have a good water source.

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