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Old 11-09-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Default What can I grow on a Fla porch?

I dunno what I can grow on a porch. I live in south Fla in a condo so its rarely ever cold to kill the plants but I can't actually plant in the yard. I'm not a big pepper eater so those are out. I love to cook though.. Any suggestions at all I'm lost!
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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The list of plants growable on a FL porch is endless -- that's probably why you've not had a response to your question!

Vegetables? Flowers? Trees? what's your preference to narrow down the list?
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: on an island
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North Florida here.
I'm growing citrus in pots: Meyer lemons and Key limes.
I also have basil, purple sage, parsley, rosemary trimmed like a tree, cat thyme (which attracts my own cat as well as neighbor kitties).
I have seasonal plants: lavender mums right now, also pots of white and purple pansies with dusty miller and purple kale.
I have ferns, too, but it gets too sunny for them in the summer.
Maybe you could grow some potted tomatoes?
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Gosh, I'm thinking, What can't you grow? I would try citrus and herbs, as Bluewillow said, assuming you're on the sunny side of your building. If not, you might get away with some things that like the shade.
Go to a couple of your local garden centers and pick their brains. Plant people love to talk about plants and make suggestions.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Heh. When we lived there, that funky five leaved plant for funny cigarettes seemed to be the most popular one for condo growers.

Herbs and Malabar spinach are probably the easiest. Google "earth boxes."
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