Summer crops for coastal South Florida, Zone 9B / 10A – Sweet Potatoes

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These  herbaceous perennial vines are VERY welcome volunteers…all over my yard, offering a leafy ground cover I can eat as a salad when young, as a cooked spinach substitute when older, and of course, a tuber I can use in a variety of […]

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Summer crops for coastal South Florida, Zone 9B / 10A – Yard-Long Bean

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From www.evergreenseeds.com:
Yardlong Bean, also called Chinese Long Bean, is a vigorous climbing annual and the plant begins to produce long pods, ranging from 14 to 30 inches, 60 days after sowing. The pods hang in pairs that should be picked for […]

Summer crops for coastal South Florida, Zone 9B / 10A – Malabar Spinach

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Malabar spinach is an answer to one of my many garden-based prayers, the most common request being “Please give me SOMETHING organic, besides fire, to eliminate these
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Summer crops for coastal South Florida, Zone 9B / 10A – Intro

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I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia with rich, fertile soil. We also had seasons that included frost, a definite garden killer for most plants. Now that I live 1000 miles south (1005 miles to be exact, at least driving […]

My little truck with a LOT of bamboo

Bamboo SCORE!

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I received an email from a friend last week regarding my search for bamboo. Her significant other, Scott, owner & operator of  “Chomp’n Grass Landscape Design & Maintenance” (772- 209-1729), had a line on some bamboo for me. He called me the next day, and we arranged to meet Friday morning. […]

Home Grown Garden Fresh Green Mango Salsa

Home Grown Garden Fresh Green Mango Salsa, or Growing and harvesting everyting on your table

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Last night, after dealing with the dreaded tobacco hornworms, I saw that I was starting to get behind on the tomato harvest, so I ended up picking
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Added a pomegranate bush

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A blank fence….a shovel…and a kid that loves pomegranates.
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My edible trees

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per·ma·cul·ture/ˈpərməˌkəlCHər/

Noun:

The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.

With no frost (sub-tropical, even), and adequate rainfall here, things grow. And grow. And, well you get the point. If I can only
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They come out after dark

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Every evening, I go out to my chicken coop to shut the chickens and ducks in (and the predators out). I also check the rest of my animals, their water supply, and look over my
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Pineapples (for freeeeeee?!)

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Yesterday was coconut, today is the other non-alcohol half of the piña colada, and another plant that grows well here, the pineapple. In fact, it grows so well here, at one time, Jensen Beach was considered the “Pineapple Capital of the World”.
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