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Meet The Owner

-Desiree' Sims-

See the plants growing in the background That's okra. See that smile on the owner? That's how happy she is about growing veggies: so much so that she takes selfies with them!

Desiree' is a Florida native (third generation born & raised right here in Tampa Bay) & comes from a long line of green thumbs' & farmers.

She prides herself on delivering excellent customer service in an easy to understand format, producing plentiful bounties for her customers & brings over 17 years of organic growing experience to your garden.

Desiree's passion for sustainable, healthy & tasty food shines through her work every day. While not gardening, she can be found playing with her crazy clan, reading a good book, beach side or sipping tea.

What People Are Saying About US

I wanted to start a garden, but wanted someone else to teach me (well, just do it all, then I could tend to it LOL). I reached out to Desiree Sims with Peas & Love Co., and I am in love! She came out, planned everything with me, then built and planted it ALL! After a few weeks of tending to it, I had watermelons and green beans for days!!!! I recommend her to anyone who wants a garden, but doesn't know where to start, or needs a little help! Here are some progression pics!

Holly Sizemore

Wonderful experience with these folks - loved working with Desiree and Justin to build beautiful raised edible garden beds in our backyard. They did a great job helping us pick the site, plan the garden, building everything and doing the very first planting! They were super helpful teaching us about how and what to plant. Highly recommend them!

Shelby T

My husband wants to be a gardener! We have lots of supplies and unsuccessful attempts. Desiree came to our house and looked at our property and our plants. She gave lots of good ideas and basically got us unstuck. We’ll see how it goes, but it is great to know we have someone to call as we progress. She pointed out the plants we have that are edible - good to know

Connie Kolosey

Desiree did a consultation with me about my raised beds and helped me decide on what to plant. I am so excited to see what comes!

Hillary Van Dyke

Do you want delicious edible plants growing in your backyard?
Then call these guys!
They are amazing!!!

Lucian Moon

Desiree is amazing!! She's so knowledgeable about the best plants for your garden needs and is super friendly! Definitely recommend her for all your outdoor projects.

Jennifer Garrett
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What we Do & Who we Are

We help Tampa Bay grow its own food.

We design, build, install and plant your edible organic garden for you, leaving you to enjoy its harvest. season after season.

We plant productive fruit trees, teach workshops & classes and if you prefer a more DIY approach, we help you dream up and design your own abundant gardening space.

Peas and Love was birthed out of a love for delicious, fresh, wholesome, local food and the desire to help people grow their own. Your food doesn't get any more flavorful or nutrient dense than when it's only traveling from your yard to your kitchen.

Founder. Desiree' Sims, recalls her earliest memory was staring out of her back door and picturing a vegetable garden growing there...she pursued that mission while in college and hasn't stopped.
With over 15 years of organic growing experience in the Tampa Bay area, we bring the vision to your backyard or of business; helping you get your own fresh food straight to your table, season after season. Your home garden.
Let us partner with you and help you get the edible garden you want, at the pace you desire.
Please look at our portfolio for pictures of recent work.


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