I hated living in the northern midwest for the cold winters every year.
The summers in the temperate continental forests are gorgeous, especially when the weather permits outdoor interest.
But once you get to early October, the transition into cold weather is both rapid as well as insurmountable. By comparison, southern California feels like a Mediterranean paradise. Temperatures will often dip into the 50s at night, but usually the weather is hot enough for just a jacket as well as a pair of jeans throughout most of winter. Another thing that I struggled with in the winters of the northern midwest was keeping plants alive. My cacti are not Wintertide hardy as well as will die when they freeze completely; I struggled bringing them inside every year to prevent them from dying, but it didn’t always work. On top of that, the temperature changes stress the plants as well as affect how they grow as well as the size they get to. When I moved to Tarzana, suddenly I had cooperative weather where my cacti as well as succulents thrive. On top of that, I can finally grow marijuana plants in my backyard! Not only was the weather uncooperative for cannabis in my home state, but every one of us also were not allowed to have marijuana plants for personal consumption. All legal cannabis had to be bought from a licensed dispensary. However, California allows all adults over the age of 21 to possess up to many mature cannabis plants at any given time. Although I like the dispensaries in Tarzana as well as Encincon, it’s nice to supplement my dispensary weed with some homegrown cannabis. It’s a fun hobby for myself and others as well, especially when I get home from a stressful day at work.