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Winter in South Florida: Grow Veggies

By Dutchlady1
January 3, 2013

You'll be very surprised to hear that we grow most of our vegetables in winter here in the warm South.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 2, 2013 6:10 PM CST
Hetty is exactly right. So northerners who move down here should expect to have their vegetable gardening time tables turned topsy turvy!
Also winter crops here are cabbage, turnips, mustard greens, beets, kohlrabi, & even peas. Oh yeah, & this is the time of year that citrus ripens.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 2, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Just made a fresh tomato soup from a glut of tomatoes I picked Thumbs up followed by a Thai green papaya salad... and that Papaya also came right of the tree in the yard!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 2, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Allright Hetty! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 2, 2013 9:50 PM CST
That's awesome! I would love fresh home grown tomatoes now. What do you grow in the summer? We have an extremely short summer and it it is tough to grow a lot of stuff without a lot of extra work. It is much better East and North of here. The close proximity of the mountains and the way the wind blows keep us very cool in the summer.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 3, 2013 5:17 AM CST
In the summer we grow Okra, Yard Long Beans, Sweet Potatoes etc.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 3, 2013 8:51 AM CST
And sweat. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 3, 2013 9:01 AM CST
No kidding.... Hilarious!
Name: Jean
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rocklady
Jan 6, 2013 8:36 AM CST
Had a fresh grapefruit this morning for breakfast. The tree is loaded this year. The fruit is smaller probably because of the overabundance of fruit, but I can live with that!
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