Yesterday I took a trip to my favorite nursery in the Homestead FL; I was looking for seedlings to start my winter vegetable garden. I come home with arugula, butterscotch lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, tomatoes and peppers. The tomatoes and pepper are going in containers; in the next few weeks I will be adding more seedlings and sowing seeds as the temperatures get cooler.
Last year when I started these vegetable beds with construction blocks, I used the squares inside the blocks for planting, but soon found that they were not ideal for growing vegetables. This year I planted a combination of bromeliads, succulents and drought resistant plants. I like the way it looks.
This is my garden work station; I call it the garden’s garage. Like everyone’s garage it needs cleaning every couple of months. The beach umbrella you see in the picture, I found in my neighbor’s garbage can, now it shelters me from the sun and at the same time it makes this corner of the garden standout.