Sweetwater Workshop Series: What about my summer garden? with Willow LaMonte
Thursday May 23, 2013 1:00-2:30pm
In Central Florida we can grow food 12 months a year. What can thrive in our summertime of extreme heat, sandy soil, bugs, plant diseases and severe storms? Lots! Heat lovers include eggplant, peppers, tropical currant tomato, okra, sunflowers, black-eyed peas, and sweet potatoes, plus herbs in the ginger family. Besides these well known foods, we can also grow a wide array of tropicals many of us are not as familiar with but give us fast-growing nourishment in high humidity. These perennials and self-seeding annuals include edible hibiscus varieties, spinach-like greens and purples, tomato relatives like tomatillo and wonderberry, tropical fruits and legumes (pigeon peas/grandules), Seminole pumpkin, and Florida natives. Learn how to grow and propagate these trouble-free foods with inexpensive, natural methods.
Folk Herbalist Willow LaMonte is a long-time organic gardener and wild crafter. She is a member of the American
Herbalist Guild, the Florida Herb Society, and United Plant Savers. Amidst oak trees in Valrico she grows a small
organic herb nursery and botanical gardens, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens, using Permaculture methods. She
loves to dream in Neolithic.
Suggested love offering: $15-25