Paridise has it drawbacks. The lack of a freeze means bacteria never dies. Mercury from pre EPA regulations might be totally dispersed in a thousand years or so. Then there are the giant catapillers.
The early season corn on the cob in Publix now comes from Geogia. I know they don't have any 90 degree days in December. It might not be GMO corn, maybe it is grown in a green house. There are some varieties of heirloom Indian corn like "painted mountain corn" that you might be interested in to extend your season.
Sorry I missed your reply Gigabite.
I forgot about plant viruses, bacteria, pests and diseases that warmer climes get. :S Yep winter does have its benefits but still is a heartbreaker for a gardener that loves growing tropicals. I'll check around for the corn thank you for the suggestion.... I like growing heirloom tomatoes so would love to try a new/old variety corn.
BTW is it the one whose leaves/stalks are also multi coloured?
Today I did my regular scan of Canadian tropical plant suppliers (few and far between here) and put my order in:
Nerium Oleander Rose double pink
Bananier Musa 'Bordelon'
Brugmansia Super Pink
must remind my husband not to touch his eyes if he picks off any leaves (he ended up in the E.R. with huge pupils/scared silly a number of years ago.
I think the local Dr's let Saskatchewan plant suppliers here know and they no longer carry Brugs so I really had to go far afield to find them).
Brugmansia Super spot
Canna 'Pink Sunburst'
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen'
Monstera Deliciosa 'variegata'
Colocasia Black Stem
Colocasia esculenta 'Jack's Giant'
Clerodendrum Ugandense "Blue Butterfly".........about 12 years ago I saw a picture of this one in a Floridians yard and fell deeply in love with this beauty. It took a number of years for me to find them in Canada (the arctic prairies weren't considered tropical territory
and I was a newbie to online ordering)
1 plumeria (poor thing but I just love growing them)
On-line from a province far away I can get the above so much cheaper than what I'll find in the local greenhouses. Here they sell them full size and charge around $60.00 per plant and I'd have to visit almost every city in this province to track even 1/2 of them down. Online I can get decent sized plants that will bloom soon enough even in our short summer for about 1/5th the price.
And in Florida they grow like weeds (and multiply about as fast
) I also scanned Canadian suppliers for your cool air potato but no luck there.