Growing Summer Vegetables in Hernando County

What Can I Grow During The Summer?


Summer in West Central Florida offers an excellent opportunity for gardeners to cultivate a variety of heat-loving vegetables. The problem is that many traditional vegetable crops do not grow well here in Central Florida like they do in northern states. With the right knowledge and techniques, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of delicious crops like okra, southern peas, sweet potatoes, Seminole pumpkin, calabaza, and yard long beans. In this series of blog posts, we will explore the essentials of growing these summer vegetables in the unique climate of West Central Florida.

Sweet Potatoes:


Seminole Pumpkin:




Southern Peas:




Yard- Long Beans:



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Posted: August 16, 2023

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, WORK & LIFE

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