Winter has been fun, but it had its time now and we’re impatient for longer days, warm sunlight, and fresh bursts of green.
There is something we can do while anticipating balmier days: get ready with our own small garden!
Gardening is often said to be elaborate, time consuming, and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The simplest garden can be achieved with a few seeds, a tiny bit of soil, and a small pot, repurposed mason jar, or tin can put on the windowsill. While you may want to work up to a serious English rose garden, or a full-fledged urban veggie farm, you can start with a single peppermint or oregano plant, or a flower, and work your way up gently. Oh, and don’t forget the watering!
This video by Dominique Lutz is a great inspiration, illustrating just how much a little life makes a grey concrete and steel city instantly better livable, and a little magical.