The old timers around here say no more frost after the last full moon of February. Which was a week ago. So I just planted the first experimental garden today. Gotta love being in Florida. I'm trying to follow the square foot method but may make some modifications as I go. It's 10 feet by 6 feet, I made the little squares 14x14 inches, little biggerthan the sq foot method. It's 6 inches above 6 inches below grade. Started working the soil 3 weeks ago. The soil is very sandy here so I worked in some top soil, manure, vermiculite, and pH adjusted with some lime. planted: Corn sunflowers onions carrots tobacco basil catnip romaine and Bib lettuce peas beans marigold/geranium (pest control) bell peppers banana peppers stevia We'll see how it goes. If it goes well I may expand it a bit to add cucumbers, dill and tomatoes.