Moving to Florida has allowed me to garden again. The warm climate, sunny days and lots of rain seem optimal for growing stuff.
When we moved here we were eating a lot of avocados, so I wanted to try to try to sprout a tree from the pits.
It turned out easier than I thought - you mostly just need to be patient.
Instructions: place pit in a glass of water suspended with toothpicks and let it get sunlight. The pit will sprout roots into the water. The roots will grow quite a bit, then a sapling will grow up from the pit ball. Eventually you’ll want to move the pit to a container with soil.
These plants in the photo are about eight months old. Avocados with bigger pits seem to work better than the Hava variety.
Growing stuff in our small yard has been one of the nicest things about moving here. Central Florida doesn’t offer much, but day-to-day living here can be nice.
Sunday fun day at our after-run coffee. My favorite Orlando thing to do
Reading about coffee and kids and realize I have the coffee thing down; the kid thing, though, is totally new
The chip chip chip ing of a cardinal this morning as I got my coffee.I couldn't see it, but knew it was around.
It's a beautiful cool day in central Florida . I forget how much I like the cooler weather
Hawk sitting overhead as I wait at a traffic light
People and dogs out this morning - maybe I need to get a dog
A maze of twisty turny branches, none alike
Lovely morning in central Florida. Garden pots and dishes remind me of other places
I've picked this place as my burger and beer spot when solo. The crowd is older and stuffy tho