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How-to Plant An Edible Garden For Your Furry Friends

Who said gardens have to only benefit people? Here’s how to plant an edible garden for you and your furry friends.

If you’re looking for a fun, little project to occupy your time, try planting a garden. In fact, there are a lot of benefits from gardening, including a sense of accomplishment, reduced stress, fresh food supply and some essential vitamin D.

3 Steps to Plant An Edible Garden That’s Pup Approved

The joy of gardening doesn’t have to end with you. You can create an outdoor oasis and edible garden for you and your furry friends. Below are a few simple steps to get your furry-friend-approved garden started.

Step 1: Determine Which Soil You Are Zoned For

If you are planing an edible garden in Orlando, then your soil zone is 9b. It’s important to know which soil you are zoned for to plant produce, herbs and flowers that are best suited for it. You can click here to see the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map of Florida. 

Step 2: Determine Where You Want to Plant Your Produce

Next, you’ll want to decide where you want to start growing your garden. Will you plant in the front or the back of your house? Are you planting in pots in your kitchen or on your apartment balcony?

Plant an edible dog gardenStep 3: Determine Which Edible Pup Produce to Grow

Lastly, you should determine which produce and plants to grow are edible for your furry friend and when to plant them based on your zone. 

Click here to find out when to ideally plant which produce in Orlando which is Zone 9b soil. 

Also, there’s plenty more to plant, but below are just a few Fido approved fruits and veggies to grow:

– Blueberries

– Pumpkin

– Peas

– Green beans

– Sweet potatoes

– Celery

Miscellaneous Pup Planting Tips

  1. Keep a tub of fun toys for your furry friend to stay entertained while you’re planting your seeds and seedlings
  2. You may opt to garden in raised or elevated beds or create a border around the plants so that your pup doesn’t disrupt the growth
  3. Create a dirt-free path out of cedar chips to help keep your pet’s paws clean when they walk through the garden.

We also offer several other fun services and products for your furry friends. Give your pup an additional treat that’ll keep ‘em socialized and occupied while you plant your pup-approved garden or anytime, by scheduling them for our doggy-day care.