Watch My Food Grow ~ A South Florida Raised Vegetable Garden

Florida Backyard Raised Vegetable Garden

BLT Sandwich from My Vegetable Garden

March 6th, 2009 by Matthew Steinhoff

Lunch is served, backyard garden style.

Before: The Raw Materials

Celebrity Tomato and Red Leaf Lettuce

After: A Yummy BLT Sandwich

It’s Not About the Garden

Lance Armstrong wrote an entire book to tell us It’s Not About the Bike. (Of course, don’t tell that to Trek Bikes, a major sponsor. They dumped millions of dollars into designing the most perfect bike for him.)

I’m here today to tell you it’s not about the vegetable garden. It’s about the food and process.

There is great satisfaction in walking 30 feet across your back yard and plucking the food you are about to eat.

Locavores and Locatarians? I Laugh in Their Faces

You want to eat local food? You can’t get much more local than my back yard. I’m not there yet but backyardavore may be in my future.

Well, at least as soon as I get my bacon seeds in the ground.

—Farmer Matt

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  • Farmer Matt,

    Please plant extra bacon seeds for me! None of that weenie variety, grow some thick slab bacon for me.

    When can I expect the harvest?

    • I’m not sure what the gestation period is for the bacon plant.

      I was thinking about seeing if I could graft the bacon plants with apple trees. That way I could have apple wood smoked bacon just like they have a Cracker Barrel. I wish I had paid more attention in my vegetable husbandry class in high school.

      —Farmer Matt

      • ^^^ Drooling. Sweet apple wood smoked bacon fresh off the tree. Can I have a slice of square watermelon, too, please?