Saturday, February 25, 2012


As the house gets closer to being habitable, we're thinking ahead to how fun it will be to garden in South Florida. We're particularly keen to grow food, and were curious about how to design the edible landscapes of planters, vines, bushes and trees. We've taken pains to preserve a great avocado tree, and we'll happily harvest the mangoes that fall in our yard from our neighbor's tree.

Our weekly farm share (also called Community-Supported Agriculture, or CSA) gives a good sense of what grows well here, and when. In addition to the usual temperate food crops (broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, strawberries), we're getting used to tropical plants like the delicious betel leaf and surprisingly adaptable papaya. For the record, this photo shows two weekly shares (ours and a friend's), but it gives you an idea of what's in season in Miami in February.

update: last night's dinner featured a sautee of watermelon radishes (with their greens), with orange juice and soy sauce. Really awesome dish.

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