We recently decided to move from California to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The reasons are many (taxes, crowds, etc.), but what we are going to miss is the year around growing season we had in Southern California. Even though we had such a small garden, the use of vertical hydroponics, rain gutter growing, raised beds, etc. allowed us to have a very productive garden that produced most of our greens and herbs.
This new location is going to be very different. We do have a lot more land. But, it is on a barrier island where the soil is mostly sand, isn’t very fertile for growing food, very salty, and there can be severe storms. Continue reading “New Location, New Garden”