Watermelons, avant garde gardens and tropical cocktails are among the new additions to an Avant Gardens property in Nova Scotia.
The property at 1095 Carleton Road is in the city of Charlottetown and has a large backyard.
It was purchased last year by owner Mike Rizvi, who said the location will be an ideal location for growing the fruit.
“There’s a lot of different types of fruit, a lot to grow in there, which is cool because it’s a cool environment to grow,” Rizsi said.
Rizsi and his wife, Michelle, have grown the fruit at the house for several years, but he decided to expand his collection when he learned there were already gardens in the neighbourhood.
“I think it was like a year or two ago that I was sitting there and I was like, ‘Wow, it’s pretty cool.
What are they going to do with all this fruit?'”
Rizvi said the couple decided to start selling their own produce, which he sells through a farm shop.
“We’re really excited about the fruit, we’re excited about having our own farm,” Rizzi said.
“We’ve got a really good garden, and it’s going to make for a really great home.”
Rizji said he was looking forward to growing more avant-garde produce in the future.
“My wife and I are really into it.
We’re going to be growing avocado in the backyard, we’ll have a couple of other types of avant gardens,” he said.
The Rizzes have been growing fruit and vegetables for about a year, but the house is the first they’ve built in the country.
The couple said they have no plans to change the way they live.
“This is going to give us a new perspective on how we live, and we’re going out there and trying to be as eco-friendly as possible,” Riazsi said, adding that they are already starting to grow some of the fruit and plants.
“And hopefully, we will have some other avocado farms and farms around the province and around Canada as well.”