Thursday already, and today’s Be Resourceful Challenge for Waste Less Live More week is #GrowIt.
I am the world’s worst gardener.
I kind of want to garden, and to be part of the whole Grow Your Own movement.
But I soon get frustrated when I realise that: I have no idea what I am doing/the slugs are eating everything/plants take time to grow and I am very impatient.
I attempted to start a whole Grow-a-long thing earlier on this year, hoping that it would force me to get out there and actually do some gardening, but it didn’t 🙁
I will, however, try again next year.
Gardening is good for the soul.
It’s a well known fact.
And growing your own food is good for the soul, good for the pocket, and good for the body.
If like me, you kind of want to garden, but you’re not really sure where to start, then here are some ideas:
- Start small-pots of herbs on the windowsill are relatively easy to keep alive (except basil, our basil always dies…) and it is quite gratifying to be able to put fresh herbs into your cooking
- I am told that cut and come again lettuce is the way to go for salads, but again, I always manage to kill ours. I have read that re-potting it into a bigger pot helps, so might try this next time
- Join a Community Garden-that way you can just drop in whenever you fancy it, without having to deal with the guilt if it all dies. And there will probably be more experienced types there to help you out and point you in the right direction
- See if you have an Incredible Edible type group going in your area-these groups commandeer unused public spaces and use them to grow food for the community-lots of Transition groups have projects like this going, and they are a great way to garden without the commitment