New (At Least To Me) Computer
Please bear with me. I have a new computer, at least it is new to me, and am trying to figure it out. It is my daughter’s old Mac, and I haven’t used one since the ’80s. Yikes!
So, switching operating systems is driving me a little nuts. It is going to take me a little bit of time to get used to moving files around and using Photoshop again.
How My Garden Grows
Our house came with a fairly large back yard, which you can see below. Southern California is in a drought, and we have water restrictions. As a result, most of the grass is dead and the landscaping isn’t doing well. My landlord would like to re-landscape. The border garden, which edges the yard, is fairly deep and could hold a lot of plantings. However, the plants are rather sparse and aren’t doing well do the water restrictions.
Even though we have a pretty big yard, I don’t have a lot of space for vegetable gardening. There is a long thin raised garden on the side of the house with some really tired soil. Once I beef it up with some compost, it will be great for greens, herbs and things that don’t need full sun.
I have had a bit of gardening luck and have begun a new keyhole garden in pots (below). It is on the edge of the patio, so that it will be sun and some shade. I have planted romaine lettuce, chard, two kinds of mint, thyme, rosemary and Egyptian Walking Onions that I brought from Kansas.
Even California Has Bugs
As a parting shot, here is a little guy that I found in the side garden, in a volunteer pepper plant. I guess even California has a grasshopper problem. He sure is pretty though….