Are there good Florida perennial vegetables? You bet!
Though we can’t grow lettuce through our hot summers, there are some Florida perennial vegetables and greens with great leaves that take the heat and keep on kicking.
Chaya, Cranberry Hibiscus, Hibiscus Manihot, Feather Cockscomb, Longevity Spinach, Okinawa Spinach, Katuk and Surinam Purslane are all wonderful plants – and all but one of them are perennial and it self-seeds like a boss.
I recently created a new handout on these great perennial greens for Florida. Since the info will prove useful to those of you who want salads during the blast oven of summer, I’m reproducing it here.
Hope you find it helpful.
NOTE: You can download this handout and it will be easier to read. Just drag and drop to your desktop, then you can print it. If you post it elsewhere, just link back to this site.
Florida perennial vegetables may be hard to find… but once you have them, you have them!
More Florida Perennial Vegetables
Finally, there are quite a few perennial vegetables in Eric Toensmeier’s book Perennial Vegetables that will grow in Florida – I recommend picking up a copy.