By Carol Brown
Vegetable Gardening IN SOUTH FLORIDA Homegrown vegetables are superior in freshness, taste and nutrition. So why not try your hand in the backyard garden?
magine a mouth-watering salad with juicy, vineripened tomatoes mixed with exotic baby microgreens, radicchio and rainbow-colored Swiss chard topped with tangy radishes, organic cucumbers and scallions. Or, how about a delectable side of fresh broccoli, snowy white cauliﬂower or succulent peas and carrots just bursting with ﬂavor?
Carol Brown is the President of the Boca Raton Garden Club, which meets on the �irst Tuesday of the month. Carol is an avid gardener, a dollhouse miniaturist and has a degree in Journalism. To learn more about vegetable gardening, horticulture, �loral design, or the Club’s meetings, visit www. bocaratongardenclub.org.
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No, you’re not eating brunch at an expensive eatery. These are culinary delights that you could whip up using fresh vegetables growing in your own backyard. There is nothing more rewarding than growing your own fresh vegetables. The combination of vibrant colors and aromas provides a feast for your eyes as well as your palate—not to mention beneﬁts for your health. Fall is approaching and that’s the perfect time to plant your vegetable garden in South Florida. Here are a few easy steps to help you get started. First choose a site that gets plenty of sunlight and is well drained. Ideally it should be close to your home and to a water source, Continued on next page
Carol Brown, President of the Boca Raton Garden Club, grows lettuce, carrots, zucchini and beans (just to name a few!) in her home garden