|Harsh drought impacts Florida Permaculture Garden|
However that quantity is highly misleading.
|Even the Zinnias Suffer in the Heat and Dryness|
Even with layers and layers of organic material our Florida permaculture garden lately has suffered.
|Florida Permaculture Garden's Cow peas Are Crying For Rain!|
The sight of a once beautiful, vibrant garden suddenly brown and crisp can be disheartening.
And though tempted to turn on the sprinklers, we do not want to waste precious water.
But underneath the sad looking leaves are still plenty of veggies!
|Florida Permaculture Garden Burgundy Okra|
Turns out that all that mulch we've added to our sandy soil has kept the veggies producing, even though they look terrible!
So despite the drought we are still eating healthy fresh food. In fact our veggies look better than those at the corner market.
Our feast included; stuffed peppers, tomatoes parmesan, okra and eggplant stir fry with peppers, Basmati rice and a wonderful chocolate cake made from chick peas (why are you laughing?).
|Permaculture Lemongrass, Roselle and Cranberry Hibiscus - A Refreshing Tea!|
|Florida Permaculture Garden Stuffed Peppers|
|Florida Permaculture Garden Okra, Eggplant and Peppers Sauteed|
|Florida Permaculture Garden's Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake|
Bake at 350F/175C for fifty minutes. Cool on wire rack and invert. Top with shredded coconut.
High in protein, low in cards, this is one healthy desert. No one will ever know this cake is made without flour.
We feasted last night.
Even with the harsh drought the permaculture garden still provides a bountiful harvest.