Boca Raton Vegetable Garden | 5 Fall And Winter Vegetables To Plant In Your Garden
Boca Raton Real Estate may not be the first place you think of when choosing a place to plant fruits and vegetables. After all, under the bright lights of Mizner Park and amidst the salt spray that pleasantly wafts across the Intracoastal, it's easy to see why some may be confounded when imagining planting veggies in Boca Raton. However, with subtropical climates that yield a balmy, temperate winter season, the hour is almost always nigh to plant something of value here in Boca. During these cooler, more crowded months, it makes more sense to enjoy time outdoors, and away from the throngs of holiday vacationers. Without further ado, here are 5 fall and winter vegetables to consider planting in your Boca Raton garden this year!
These bright orange root vegetables are easier than they may seem! Great for elevated, deep container gardens, their growth ensures a low commitment of space in your garden. If there's anyone who values a square foot of Boca Raton real estate. While we have no issues with adequate sunlight and fresh air during our "wintry" months here in Boca Raton, we'd be remiss if we didn't remind our readers that carrots are very high in beta-carotene, a key component in producing Vitamin A in the body - which keeps the eyes, skin, nails, and hair in great shape during colder, drier times.
The ultimate base layer to any salad, the crisp accouterment to your grilled sandwich, or even the wrap to replace that carb-heavy tortilla - lettuce is a clean, versatile leafy green that thrives in Florida's cooler months. Romaine varieties are very successful in the Florida winter, along with lower-lying bulb-style lettuce breeds such as butter lettuce.
One of the single healthiest foods in the world, broccoli is easier done than said in South Florida! (we phrased that backward on purpose). This cruciferous vegetable joins several others in South Florida's fall and winter planting season. Your stir-fries, salads, and baked recipes have a punch of crispy, nutritious deliciousness that soaks up your sauce of choice, right from your Boca home garden.
Leafy Greens - Mustard, Collards, Chard
Close, but it's not lettuce! Some of the most successful greens to be grown in a Boca Raton home garden are these more robust, fibrous leafy greens. Mustard greens, Swiss chard, and collards among many others grow quickly, are abundantly available, and are easy to clone. These bold, incredibly healthy greens are almost as easy to grow from seed as they are from repotting. Enjoy the spicy sensation of mustard greens or the southern comfort of collards. Either way, plant these bold leafy greens in Boca Raton and enjoy the results! Above the other entries in our blog, these might be the best and simplest plants to grow in your Boca home garden.
One of the most densely nutritious foods found in nature, brussels sprouts may look like a tight and tidy package that wouldn't be so easy to grow, but you'd be surprised! Brussels is in the cruciferous vegetable family, much like broccoli and other fibrous greens. They are superb for a variety of dishes, have near unilateral health benefits for all, and can be found in some of our best gourmet restaurants in Boca Raton as a major part of their sides and appetizers.
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