NortheastFloridaGardening.com gardens are now registered as a Global Food Chain Urban Farm Garden. That means we are growing our food locally to feed our family, share with neighbors and pass on to our community. We're the first in our area. Check out UrbanFarming.Org for a map and more.
Most people want to feel like they're being careful with their money and with the planet. Here's a quick list of ways to help you achieve both goals.
Area figs are beginning to size up. They're a boon for health-conscious foodies because along with a fresh, sweet taste that ripens into velvet when preserved, they're full of fiber and a multitude of cancer-fighting phytonutrients and vitamins.
You have a lot of options about what to plant, especially with the cool season coming. Learn what plants more than paid for themselves in our gardens.
You can eat the blooms, young leaves and green pods of Southern peas in a painterly, super healthy fresh salad. Just don't overdo it or you will get fewer mature peas.
These peppers nearly went extinct, but didn't. You can still grow them to make a historically inspired salsa that honors the pepper's heyday in the African American communities of 1800s Baltimore and Philadelphia.
It can be done in the heat of June. It can be done with compost (mushroom). It can be done with no Miracle-Gro. You can raise heirlooms here, you know.
We came up with a tidy and tested list of medicinal and culinary herbs you can grow in Northeast Florida for a decade or more for $12 or less.