Sustainable Home Food Production

The U.S. and the world are experiencing an unprecedented crisis with the Coronavirus pandemic. 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 during the pandemic. However, with this concern there has also been an increased interest from people in growing their own produce.

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.

Vegetable Gardening Techniques

Lettuce plants in a hydroponics system