This weekend we planted our avocado trees in our corten steel beds; one of the reasons we like this substrate is because it doesn’t need sealing and will last a long time. Most avocados aren’t self-pollinating so you need an “A” type and a “B” type. Jan Boyce (A type) and Kona Sharwil (B type) were the two varieties we went with. While we’ve never tasted them, they’re two of the best tasting out there supposedly. Avocados are known as the “SUVs” of the garden: they need space because most get really big, and they need a lot of water. Adding to this list of seemingly high maintenance characteristics, these two varieties are not as cold tolerant as others (one of the compromises for flavor), so we’ll see how this goes! Until then, we will keep dreaming of making fresh guacamole with all the ingredients from our garden.