What would be the top three garden plants for Florida gardeners?
Hey Mr. The Good.
Italy has onions, garlic and tomatoes, New Orleans has celery, bell pepper and onion… what would the growable Florida trinity be?
That comment was left on this video:
My answer was:
Probably the top three would be true yams, Mexican tree spinach, moringa. But throw in longevity spinach, yard-long beans, sweet potatoes, Seminole pumpkins, cassava and Everglades tomatoes and you have a great, easy-to-grow and tasty garden.
Now, on further consideration, I think he may have been asking more about a culinary trinity, rather than an easy-to-grow trinity.
If I lived in South Florida, I think coconut, cassava and mangoes would be enough to keep me happy.
In North Florida, I would say sweet potatoes, cassava and mulberries would be a great way to eat.
But there are so many options! We haven’t even touched herbs, or nuts, or the wide range of fruits…
…or the possibility of turning vegetables into delicious meat, milk and eggs.
But if you are like me, and like to go through lots of plant profiles and dream about your gardens, my book Create Your Own Florida Food Forest is for you.
We have a frost this evening and I’m missing South Florida, but at the same time, I do need a break.
It’s been a busy year. I’m busting with ideas for the spring!