These photos were taken in April 2016. When we moved here in Oct 2013 none of this was here.
My wife asked me "why are you in such a hurry?" I responded because I am 58.
The best time to plant a fruit tree is 10 years ago ... the second best time is today!
Banana Trees, three varieties, all started from six plants that were 6" tall. Mahoi, Ice cream and Manzano
This is a native Florida Wild Everglades Tomato
Seminole Squash, a native species, very prolific. Google it.
Fruit trees, 28 different varieties
Peaches, plums and olive
Beets ready to harvest, peppers just getting started
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Black Mission Fig, very impressive. I planted it about 9 months ago at 6" in height
Papaya, 5 varieties, started from seed, just transplanted. We will see which is the best producer.
The Garden, raised beds in the foreground
Surnam Cherry, fruits twice a year
More of the garden, note the heavy mulch
Raised beds, on the left is the herb garden, the right is the Asparagus bed
Barbados cherry, each fruit contains 1600 mg of vitamine C. It fruits year round
Tomato, 5 varieties
More of the garden, sugar cane in the foreground
Asparagus, still not sure about this in Florida
Greenhouse / Hydroponic system, life for the garden mostly begins here
Fodder for the chickens, basically sprouted seeds with added calcium, protein and a few other things. Lowers the cost for feed and provides more nutrition.
Two of the eight chowing down. If they dont get their fodder by 9 am they start protesting
The very beginning, the tilling of the lawn
The very first season
Guard Cat- Beware