How to grow tropical fruit in sub-tropical locations.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
EATING HEALTHY OUT OF A SMALL YARD
Super Markets are getting expensive, many of us have try to grow our food in small back yards, traditional methods don't work. I have found that if we are creative we are capable of growing much of our food. All of the plants other then the trees are kept in large pots. The only exception is the Fig trees, because of the Nematodes which stunt their growth. Start with your basic fruit trees, if you pick them with some though, you will find that there is an overlap in harvest times. This approach will give you some kind of fruit almost all year. Here in Central Florida where we are able to grow tropical fruit, some of our trees have two or more harvest times. We grow citrus which we harvest in the fall and winter, Carambolas in late summer. In the summer we pick Blackberries and Raspberries from our bushes We also grow some heat resistance vegetables in the summer and all the way into winter. tho most of our vegetables such as Beets and Kale grow best in the fall and winter providing we don't drop in freezing temperates.
Herbs do well in the summer, we grow Sage, Basil, Chives, Mint and Stevia.