Here I present evidence of my labor of love in my small "salad" garden:
Gourmet greens/baby spinach on left, small Swiss Chard on right. I grew these from seeds planted directly into the ground!
And let me tell you, they were DELICIOUS in the large salad I had for my lunch!
Now that's what I'm talkin' about! LOL
The best part: this patch should last for a good long while, and I already have another small patch of lettuce in another shady spot of the yard. Plus, I have a half row of Swiss Chard in the large garden; it is very versatile, eaten fresh in salads or even cooked like spinach, highly nutritious. As a bonus, it does well in the hot summer weather we have here in the South, whereas lettuce varieties tend to wither away.
Anyway, I just wonder how much fresh food could be grown ONLY in the space folks use for ornamental flowers/shrubs around their houses (waste, waste, waste!)? Something to think about.
I took the dogs on a walk in a newly created wooded walking trail here in town, and they loved it. It's very close to where I live, and a good place to walk when it's hot or they just need a short 1/2 mile walk.
Then I got ambitious and painted my mailbox, which was in dire need of it! I'm on a trial of Netflix, and hated putting the movies in such a rundown mailbox. My postal box doesn't see the traffic it did years ago when I was writing letters to people, and sending out manuscripts. Ah, memories...