My new book is now on Amazon!
Florida Survival Gardening builds on the crops and methods in Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening but focuses in on exactly how to turn a sandy lawn into a productive garden in stressful times.
As the publisher’s description relates:
Can your Florida garden feed you in tough times? The answer is yes, and it’s easier than you think.
In this important new book from Florida gardening expert David the Good, you’ll learn how to grow staple crops and provide your family with enough calories and nutrition to get through a crisis. Learn to beat weeds and pests, turn Florida sand into soil, garden with very few resources and provide your family with survival food without breaking the bank.
Florida Survival Gardening is the culmination of decades of research on growing food in the Sunshine State. Discover the staple crops that will keep you full and the nutrient-dense plants that will keep you healthy.
Stop worrying about uncertain supply lines and difficult times and plant a survival garden that will keep going through the year in Florida’s unique climate.
Step-by-step, you’ll learn exactly how to grow a Florida garden that works with the climate and requires just hand tools to start and maintain in this illustrated guide that includes plans and survival crop suggestions for gardens in both the northern and southern halves of the state.
Don’t panic. You can do this. It’s time to harvest the bounty Florida can provide.
The book is illustrated with 39 hand-drawn illustrations and gives you my normal, simple, easy approach to gardening, stripping out the junk and focusing on what works well on a budget. Along with annual and perennial staple crops, the book also contains information on wild food foraging in Florida and on fruit and nut trees that can be added to almost any yard for long-term food security.
Along with the crops lists, inspiration, simple bed layout ideas and pen-and-ink illustrations, we also worked with a good landscape designer to create two highly productive urban and suburban yard layouts for maximum production of calories and nutrition (see above).
Thank you all for your patience as I worked on this book through long months of lockdown. May it serve you well.