Friday, March 3, 2017

What I've Learned So Far

We have been here in Leland NC just a little over a year and here is what I have learned so far,

* My new growing zone is 8a
* Last frost date is March 17th
* It rains a lot in the summer
* Spring onions grow randomly in your yard
* Little black ants bite
* Tomatoes don't grow very well here
* Lots of frogs
* Lightning bugs
* Lots of fence lizards (they are so cute!)
* Copperhead snakes (have not seen one, yet.)
* Yard is slow to drain in some areas
* Soil is sand over top of clay
* Hot
* Humid
* You need a screened in porch or patio

I played around with some ideas on a garden planner. I was able to use photos I took of my backyard. It's a start.


  1. Can't wait to see what you do with your blank slate. It would overwhelm me. I'll be paying close attention. And a BIG Congratulations is in order!

    1. Thanks for stopping by CG (Curious Gardener). Yea it is a little overwhelming but I will work it in small bits. It should be fun :-)
      Thank you!

  2. OMG.....We do need that app, we are visual. Let's chat later...Sorry I always need your help with computer stuff. LOL