I have a desire to garden but I have been trying to deny the urge. I really enjoyed my square foot gardening a few years back, I called it “Garden Therapy”. It was a lot of work but I enjoyed the labor of getting on my knees, playing in the dirt, watering and even weeding. Every morning when the sun would rise I would jump out of bed (sometimes still in my pajamas) and look at what had grown. I was like a little kid checking on it every few hours. It helped me appreciate being outside no matter what the temperature or weather conditions were because I knew the sun, rain and even wind was purposeful.
I also had containers everywhere with every herb I could find and every time we opened the patio door you would get hit with a mint or basil smell. Because we have a limited outside space right now I think I may focus on doing some container gardening mainly.
Another bonus was that my children grew to love it. In the beginning (the hard work phase) they helped because I asked but didn’t know what to expect. By the end of the summer they were running into the house to tell me what had grown overnight, would take turns watering the plants, didn’t mind weeding and even oversaw newborn bunnies that were born in my oversized squash area.
Another reason I enjoyed gardening is because it correlates with life. Everything in life starts out as a seed and requires time before you can reap the harvest. This is true whether you are expecting a good or bad harvest. Every seed has the potential to grow. Over the spring and summer months I will post about our gardening efforts but also how the experience has helped me to look at life choices from a different perspective.
I hope you’ll join me and if you have any good tips please post them below, I’m still a bit of a rookie ; )
- Container Gardening With Vegetables and Herbs (rajultrivedi.wordpress.com)
- Vertical garden- DIY (optimumnutrition.wordpress.com)
- Easy Container Vegetable Gardening in 7 Simple Steps (Part 1) (3squaremealsblog.wordpress.com)
- Planting Seeds Has Never Been So Easy! (thrivefarm.wordpress.com)
- Garden Notebook Printables (solaceandjoy.wordpress.com)
- Small Spaces, Big Harvest (smallspacebigharvest.com)