Most of us love Miami in the winter, because the weather is so pleasant, and for gardeners, it is our growing season.  Summer means heat, humidity and that the south Florida growing season is essentially over until about October.  But there are a few things you can grow in South Florida during the hot summer months.

There are several spinach varieties that love the south Florida summer ….Malabar spinach and cholesterol spinach, also known as longevity spinach. I also let Japanese sweet potatoes grow as my cover crop so I don’t have to weed my garden during the summer. ┬áCholesterol spinach is also known to lower blood sugar and blood pressure.

Click the links above to see how growing these exotic spinach varieties can benefit you and keep you gardening through the summer.