Sustainable Home Food Production

With the constant influx of food supply issues around the world, many Americans have expressed concern about access to food. It’s important to first reassure people that our Florida farmers and ranchers are still planting and harvesting to feed Americans. However, with this concern there has also been an increased interest in growing food at home.

Fortunately, with Florida’s warm climate it’s possible to grow vegetables almost year-round. Creating an edible landscape doesn’t have to be expensive or hard, but it does take some planning and thought — especially if you hope to do so inexpensively. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind as you contemplate starting your edible garden.