Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Info-sheet: Rare and Delicious Greens for Florida Gardens

Florida is a great state for salad greens. Though we can't grow lettuce through our hot summers, there are some superior alternatives 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.

I recently created a new handout on these great 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.

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At September 17, 2014 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Curtiss said...

Thanks David, this is great!!

At September 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

You bet.

At September 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Curtiss said...

I am currently growing 7 of the 8 plants listed, so where can i get Lagos Spinach? I looked online, it is very elusive.

At September 17, 2014 at 2:13 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

I have a bunch started and can get you one - they're the ones with the maroon and green leaves. Upright and look like an amaranth.


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