Thinking of Moving to Albequerque
Anyone here from that area? I need to be closer to both of my sons, and Albequerque is right about in the middle. They both live in cold climates, which I can't bear, one in the the Great Lakes region and one in Washington State, and I'm in FL, so I'm trying to find a good compromise. It's very expensive for the one in WA to visit very often, since a round-trip ticket is around $800.
I do love vegetable gardening, and I love succulents. Not much into cactus. I've learned a lot about drought-resistant plants here since we've been in and out of drought for the entire 17 years I've been here.
Not too crazy about cold weather and snow, but I hear the winters are short and snow is sort of like I was used to in GA -- where it snows and melts within a day. Since I work at home now and wouldn't have to go out much in the cold, I think I'd be fine.
So what is veggie gardening like in Albequerque? I am thinking self-watering containers and drip irrigation. Is water very expensive? Can't be much more than here. My water bill is outrageous -- $50 administrative fee before I ever use a drop of water. I know there is a monsoon season. How is Albequerque on letting people have rain barrels and such?
Thanks for any info you can give me. I'm going to probably put most of what I own in storage here In FL and do a trial year in Abq. to see if I like it.