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Naples Lifestyles: Year Round Kitchen Gardens – Time To Plant Those Fall Herbs

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Well life is not all about real estate. Let’s talk about Naples living and lifestyle. The weather this week is dry and in the low 70‘s as our winter season starts to take shape. Year round outdoor living, no hard freeze and oh boy the outdoor world is your oyster. Golf, tennis, running, a walk though the Naples Botanical Garden, hanging out at the beach. Soak up the sun and recharge.

Year round tropical climates afford some interesting gardening choices. Combine this with a healthy lifestyle and you can really feel good about yourself and your health. November is the traditional time to plant some fall herbs. Imagine walking out your door to clip off some of these tasty treats to add to your cooking. Grow them organically very easily here with some soil amending and care.

This week I am putting in cilantro, dill, fennel, cumin (tough to grow!) and garlic. My rosemary continues to grow well in a combined sun and shade spot and developed into quite a large bush. Combine your herb growing with some tropical fruit trees and bushes and you have a wonderful addition to your table.

Why cilantro-dill-fennel-cumin-garlic and rosemary? They do well in dryer cooler times. November is the beginning of the dry season with little rain through April and cooler temperatures.  Sure a frost can set you back but this is manageable (plant the herbs in pots and bring them in for the occasional frost warning).  As the spring approaches think about rainy season herbs for your garden – more on this later!

Enjoy the outdoor life here in Naples!

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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
Mark Goebel, PA
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