A Gym Named Yard Work


This. This is how much I despise mowing…I would rather spend the afternoon digging. The planting area is now ready, though I still have a lot of grass to deal with.

After living in my house for a little over two years, I realized that the southwest corner of my backyard could be put to much better use. My dad used to say that if you’re going plant something and care for it, it should give back to you.

Using his logic and the physical restraints of my space, I finally decided to plant a couple guava trees. Of the several varieties available, I settled on the Strawberry Guava (Psidium littoralei). It is a smaller tree that not only produces a delicious fruit but is generally carefree.

It will be a couple years before my first harvest but I’m looking forward to it!

Categories: Observations

2 comments

  1. Wow you’ve been a busy girl! It’s always exciting planting trees that will love you back with fruit. Soon you’ll be able to make guava pie from your own trees, it doesn’t get more exciting than that! Don’t overdo your “gym” work”. God Bless, Love and miss you

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