But moving to Florida changed all that. Perhaps the gleam was in the back of my mind when I chose a house on a sunny fenced in corner lot. Maybe it was the increasing food prices. Perhaps it was having more time in retirement.
But here I am, a garden-tender of a three-month-old garden. Believe me, it's a learning experience.
I'll start with the beginning: a house, a yard, and a few pine trees. Expanses of St. Augustine sod, that required watering, mowing, fertilizing with chemicals and pesticides. Good-bye to all that grass maintenance.
Hello to planting, organically fertilizing, weeding, harvesting. Far more interesting. (well, not the weeding.) But I'm ahead of myself.
Above is a "before" pictures of our back yard. Below this post, you can see the changes - raised vegetable garden beds and lots of mulch!