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The Farmer's Almanac for The Bahamas: Growing from August through October
By Luckner Timothee
Sep 7, 2012 - 7:45:13 AM

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Even though we enjoy  fruits and vegetables during the summer we are now into September which welcomes a new season of crop rotations. It’s good to know we're located in one of thee most beautiful regions on earth which has a beautiful climate year-round. Unfortunately we still have to follow rules set by Mother Nature.

The Farmer’s Almanac was design for all of us around the world to know when we can grow certain crops, and is set for pacific areas. For instance, things that can be grown here in The Bahamas cannot grow in other hemispheres around the world because of the drastic climate change that will affect crops rotation and growing cycle.

In The Bahamas there are certain months of the year when particular crops just won’t produce as much. One of these particular crops is lettuce during the summer in The Bahamas as it is almost impossible to grow this crop in the blazing summer heat. Though it can be grown, do not expect great results. This summer I experience this first hand, as it's been so hot.

Here is a list of crops that CAN be grown between the month of August through October: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery,  turnips,  broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, radish, squash, leeks and cabbage is more than enough for you to have fun this fall.

Remember to plant during the full moon cycle like our ancestors before us. Sow, Let’s Grow Bahamas!

Learn more about the Old Farmer's Almanac HERE

They are also on Facebook

About the Author: Luckner Timothee is a backyard Farmer in Grand Bahama since starting his garden a few years ago he has wooed his friends with his produce and creative farming ideas. He continually learns from his friends and family about the process of farming and the struggles that a farmer goes through daily. He is now working on a Web show called “Let’s Grow Bahamas” to be released on “Grand Bahama Backyard Farmers”. He is attending seminars in order to meet other farmers around the world and to further his knowledge about Farming. To contact Luckner Timothee email him at: bahamasfarmers@live.com

Okra and Tomatoes grown in Grand Bahama

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