Friday, May 18, 2012

Summer Gardens

Here in Florida while the rest of the country is in bloom and happily gardening our gardens take a hit.. or well they are supposed to right?

It doesn't seem fair to me, that we should be left out of the summer fun, yes some days are just to darn hot they make you sweat like a glass of cold tea in the sun and you dont even want to walk outside but other days the humidity goes down and a cool wind blows. What do we do then?

Vegetable Gardeners rejoice! There are plants that will be happy here in summer!!!

Stick these in your gardens now:

Conventional:
Hot Pepper (the torture makes them HOTTER)
Okra (if you dont like the standard okra offerings try pickled okra, YUM)
Eggplant
Peanuts
Sweet Potatoes
Herbs
Cherry Tomatoes
Squash (the the bugs get bad in the summer so have some organic control handy)

Things you may have never heard of:
Malabar Spinach
Amaranth
Egyptian Spinach
Roselle
Sunchokes
Cardoon
Fake Roselle
Yuca
Cassava
Moringa


These are just some of the great summer veggies, dont think traditional start leaning your thinking towards tropicals... There are so many wonderful (sub)/tropical plants that will do well here, just start looking around!

One thing I want to see is a papaya and a moringa in EVERY yard!!! :)

2 comments:

  1. Where do you find moringa locally?

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  2. Contact GreenDreams (link in sidebar) thats where i got mine!!!

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