Questions about growing things in Florida.....
I plan to start a cool weather vegetable garden. Currently the things I want to grow in it are:
sugar snap peas
I know there are two varieties of onions with gardening, long day and short day. One needs more hours of sunlight then another. I know with the types of onions, there are generally three different varieties: red, yellow (sweet), and white. However, which variety is best suited to grow in Florida: red, yellow, or white? I'd like to grow either yellow or red.
Also, I've run across two varieties of peas that can be grown in Florida:southern cow and regular peas (English peas). According to a planting guide I've found for southern Florida, English peas are supposed to be grown September-February, and southern peas are supposed to be grown February-April. Are sugar snap peas classified as English peas or southern peas?
The other question I have is about tomatoes. Once again, this is in reference to the planting guide I'm using; it says tomatoes can be grown in August-March in Southern Florida. Is this true? I don't want a huge tomato variety or a tiny tomato variety (like cherry or grape). Somebody recommended to me using a dwarf variety of tomato; what size tomatoes would this plant yield? Would you recommend planting this variety of tomato in Florida? Can somebody recommend a good all-purpose tomato that is relatively easy and simple to grow? Suggestions would be much appreciated regarding this.Can I just use a trellis to train the vines of the tomato plant? I don't plan to grow the tomatoes as part of my plot or in a raised bed, but rather I just have in mind to grow them in 5 gallon containers.