In our latest video, we expand on a blog post from last week and cover why growing food in North Florida often foils vegetable gardeners:
It’s not impossible. And don’t give in to the idea that you need to grow in containers.
This is a regular suggestion we receive, and it just isn’t necessary. There are plants that will thrive and produce tons of food in North Florida without you relying on horse troughs full of purchased dirt, or worse, some sort of weird aquaponics system.
We once grew cassava and yams in pure construction sand that we mounded over some cow manure we knew was free of long-term herbicides. They did great! It’s not the sand. It’s how you approach it, and what you try to grow.
You can succeed in Florida sand, despite 100 degree temps in summer and hard freezes in winter.
It just takes the right knowledge.
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