This Article is About
lemon and lime
orange trees
Easy To Grow Edible Plants For Florida
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Easy to Grow Edible Plants for Florida

My friends have all asked, are you growing food in your garden. My answer has been a hesitant yes, because my first focus in making a garden was to build the garden structure. Now that I am nearly complete with my projects for this year, I am relieved to report that I have found a few edible plants and am growing them to see how they test out. I will likely add additional plants as I figure out the planting season in Florida. So what grows well that is edible?

Grow Citrus Trees in Florida

We have two orange trees in our backyard courtesy of the former owners. Oranges grow fairly easily in Florida although if we get to heavy of a freeze it affects the fruit. To maintain our orange tree, my husband pruned out dead wood and branches that might have disease. He fertilizes it with citrus food and waters when it goes a week without rain. We planted a grapefruit tree even though they will suffer worse from frost since certain varieties do okay in a protected area near the house. To plan it, we raised the area around it by several inches so that water would drain well.

Lemon and lime are cold intolerant so I hope to get a planter with a small, planter grown trees which I can move inside in the winter, but haven’t bought them yet.

Grow Herbs in Florida

My first plant I bought was rosemary, which grows very well and is wonderful when cooking turkey. I love fresh basil and grow it in hanging pots because basil is sensitive to cold, but does okay, I think, indoors in a bathroom with lots of light. I’m also growing lemon balm because like all mints, it will take over the entire yard if you’re not careful. Other herbs that I have planted in the gardens include sage (many varies but also common sage), thyme, oregano, parsley (which looks like a fern and loves heat).

Grow Spice in Florida

My spice crops include anise, but they are new plants and have not flowered yet. I tried one fennel and it didn’t do well so I will try another spot. I found garlic chives and planted them. I’d like to find onion chives also.

Grow Vegetables in Florida

Because we have many creatures that visit our yard, my husband and I are considering using a terrarium style planting area that we would use to grow peas (my favorite), beans, strawberries and other crops where the squirrels, rabbits and raccoons wouldn’t get them all. For now, I’m trying a hanging pot grown jalapeno pepper because I like to cook with them

Grow Other Fruits and Nuts

My neighbor has a very large established oak tree that provides a healthy crop of nuts, so I didn’t plant one. We are thinking of adding one of the fruiting vines like kiwi or starfruit and have planted a native plum tree which I hope will survive. I’d like a pomegranate tree but its like the lemon and lime and would require a move indoors and to grow in a pot.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Using Aloe Vera for Acne Scars - 7 Simple Steps to Use This Magical Substance
Aloe Vera is a great substance. It's one of my favourite to use on any dry skin I have, and it very quickly soothes and makes it feel just great. Did you know that you can also use it to help fade acne scarring as well? Well, you can. Here's…
By: Emilia Holloran in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Feb 15, 2012  
2
  Likes: 40

The Benefits Of Drinking Water
Ya, Franz Here! How about we talk about something I am sure you know all about, right? You are probably thinking what is Franz crazy? How basic a topic is this? Well, let me tell you what I observe as I live from day to day. If we all know…
By: Franz Williams in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Nov 19, 2011  
1
  Likes: 2

Edgestar Beverage Cooler - What Kind Of Beverages Should You Keep In One When Entertaining Guests?
Having an Edgestar beverage cooler in your home keeps your fridge free from clutter. But what kind of beverages are good to keep in one for when friends come around? In this article we will look at a few different beverages and the reason why you should always try and…
By: Greg Rogers in  Food and Drink  >  Wine Spirits   Feb 27, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Cửa Cổng Biệt Thự đẹp Sang Trọng
Bạn đã biết đến sản phẩm chất lượng của Cổng nhôm đúc Thịnh Vượng House qua kênh thông tin nào. Tại sao khách hàng biết đến chúng tôi đã không còn quan trọng bằng việc tại đây quý khách đã chọn được những mẫu cổng nhà biệt thá»± đẹp trong…
By: thinhvuonghouse in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Tips for Better Shrub Care
Previously, shrubs were thought of as back-garden plant perfect for filling up free space. Presently, they are featured as focal points of landscaping projects due to the rich colours and beautiful flower displays. If you are after introducing shrubs to your garden, but you are not sure what gardening service…
By: melissagreen in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Cửa Nhôm đúc Sang Trọng Và đẳng Cấp
Chính bởi khả năng truyền tải thần thái và phong cách riêng của chủ nhà và không đơn giản là cánh cá»­a bảo vệ cho ngôi nhà của bạn, cá»­a nhôm đúc luôn được chọn lá»±a rất kÄ© lưỡng trước khi lắp đặt. Bạn đã lá»±a chọn được mẫu cá»­a…
By: thinhvuonghouse in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 30, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Flowering Plants That Attract Butterflies
In this article, I want to talk about plants, but not all kinds. I want to mention some in particular that every outdoor lover enjoys. These plants bring about not only beauty but also a sincere meaning behind them. They come in different types and in an array colors. I’m…
By: eunilda in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Unique Benefits Of Planting A Garden
Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It's for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret…
By: eunilda in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Lawn Mower Maintenance
There was a time when lawn work was looked on as strictly the guy’s job. In fact, it often took the strength of Hercules to pull the crank cord a minimum of 10-12 times just to start the darn machine! Long gone are those days, though, as the lawn mower…
By: Chris J. Hutson in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Home Interior  - A Right Decision When Making Renovations
You have planned renovations and do not know whom to ask for help in this exciting activity? When choosing such a company, the main thing is not to make a mistake, otherwise you risk losing not only valuable time and money, but also significantly impair your nerves. Our company has…
By: Mistermj2016 in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Apr 13, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Choosing the Best Place That Childcare Daventry Has to Offer
It can be a difficult decision to go back to work and leave children in nursery, but there is no need to worry as there are many good ones, where the children can mix with others, have a great time and be well looked after. When you are looking for…
By: aby in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Apr 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Aluminium Furniture: Why I'll Never Buy Iron Again!
Outdoor furniture is the ideal place to relax especially on weekends and holidays. Many people want stylish outdoor furniture as an escape from the cares of life. And there is complete joy and fun in sitting at an outdoor lounge or table with umbrellas for shade. You can buy patio…
By: joel9 in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Mar 29, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Turkey Oak Tree (quercus Cerris)
Turkey Oak Tree - General Information The turkey oak is a very fast growing deciduous tree, growing faster than any other species of oak, with some having already reached heights of up to 130 feet since their introduction in about 1735. The turkey oak is a native tree of Turkey…
By: Conner John2 in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Mar 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Choosing The Best Underground Lawn Irrigation System for Your Lawn
Most of the people look at the task of building a lawn irrigation system with dread. The dread that they feel can often lead them to calling in the professionals for a job they could well do themselves. Installing a lawn irrigation system is quite a bit of serious task,…
By: Rose Wiliam in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Mar 20, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Do Garden Clearance As Quickly As Possible
Before you start planting seeds in your garden or even start preparing the soil, you have to clear the garden patch. There could be various undesired plants and sometimes even small animals gathering in your garden that can damage or kill new plants. Instead of dragging out the garden clearance…
By: Desiree1 in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Mar 16, 2016  
1
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1907    Report this Article