Natives Know Best

Just as we thought, the locals know what they are talking about, June is not the time to start plants in Florida. First the bugs are here in force and what the bugs don’t get the sun does. I had hoped the 3 gallon reservoir would be enough and I could water just once a week but no. She like the corn and tomatoes go though that much water each day and others like the strawberries it works fine for but the sun is still too hot for any of them. The peppers are growing fine and the herbs are doing fine but everything else is being eaten by the worms or the sun. Here is my recent crop of green beans. there aren’t a lot but enough to make a small three bean salad for tomorrows picnic. I will put these in there too. The yellow beans are just starting. Becca had a handful of the green beans last week as they get more sun so are growing faster than the yellow, but neither are getting a lot of beans on them and there aren’t many plants in a box like I am used to in our gardens in TN.
also in this dish you see a few cherry tomatoes, one radish, some chives and some parsley. then I will need some onion slices and the green bell pepper Patty picked yesterday.
I have one ear of corn starting and three regular sized tomatoes and a couple beets. The birds ate the only strawberry. Not much but at least I know now what things will grow in a box and come fall I will plant a few of the things I really want and I know will grow. Patty will keep four boxes and I will take 6. I do want one of the Boses with flowers for cutting to take into the house. By then I will be in my new digs. When I close on the house I will take pictures of it to show you where Otis and I will be living.
Have a good day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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