With the advent of our hot and rainy season many gardeners become frustrated in their inability to grow cool-weather vegetables well. I’ll keep it short and sweet, stop trying, they aren’t meant to grow here now. Now is the time for planting fruit trees, heat tolerant edible perennials/annuals and cover crops (plants that improve the fertility of soil). When these are planted together in a way that mimics the ways plants are found in nature, what you get are “food forests”. Food forests are great in that once they are established, they require little maintenance and are a very productive way to grow food in South Florida. More information on food forests and our food forest packages can be seen here.