Watch My Food Grow ~ A South Florida Raised Vegetable Garden

Florida Backyard Raised Vegetable Garden

Evolving Blog – Gardening and a Whole Lot More

November 26th, 2012 by Lila Steinhoff

The Beginning

Back in January of 2009, my son, Matt, decided to make an above ground, or raised, garden.

First Raised Garden

He built it, filled it with dirt, planted all sorts of veggies and aimed a 24-hour webcam at the box. Then, he began to write about it on this blog called ‘watch my food grow’.

By 2012, Matt had grown tired of the garden and willed it… and the blog… to me. We moved his box into my yard next to the one I had, and I began sharing my adventures in gardening.

So Much Other Stuff

Paying attention to the garden was rewarding and fun… and the bonus was having fresh vegetables. However, along the way, I found so many other things that were just as  interesting as watching vegetables grow.

Redbud Tree in St. Louis

I began to branch out to flowers and trees and wonderful things seen on various trips to other places. Many times, cooking is just as fulfilling as growing food. Then, there are the things that just strike me for no other reason than that they please me. The Green Market dogs are an example.

I will be doing more posts of things that interest me, even if they do not directly relate to gardening.

Much More to Come

There still will be a lot of gardening here. If you followed my adventures in gardening last spring, you know I have to empty and sanitize my boxes before I can grow good things again.

Tomato Hornworm

During the process, there will be a lot of redesign to combat the pests and other forms of pestilence that set upon my garden last year. I will be sharing all of it.

As always, click on any picture to make it larger.

I Will Notify You

I will begin the process shortly and be ready for the growing season that begins in February. In the mean time, and from time to time, I will be sharing other things that keep life interesting and just feel good…  and, on occasion, are humorous. There will be links in the posts to follow (run your mouse across any pale gray words) for more information.

If you want to know when a new entry has been posted, click on ‘Garden Updates by Mail’ on the right side of this page or any post page. You will receive an emailed notice each time there is something new.



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