Tropical Gardening: Cool weather perfect to plant a vegetable garden

Geckos, anole lizards, chameleons, skinks, frogs, toads and many bird species help keep problem insects from devouring your vegetable garden plants and fruit. Think of them as free employees assisting you in your efforts! (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy photo)

Inflation and increasing food costs can be a problems but also an opportunity to be creative in your garden. One project to reduce food bills and have some family fun as is to grow your own vegetables. Yards and lanais are prime opportunity to help cut food expenses. You can do it by planting vegetables along with your ornamentals.