When we moved into our house, I told myself I would plant a garden. That’s one of the biggest perks of having a yard, and I love garden-fresh produce. It’s tasty. It’s good for the environment. Why is everyone not gardening? I thought. Despite these thoughts, a garden never seemed to materialize.
Then we down-sized to a yardless apartment, and I enthusiastically researched ways to use my limited space to grow my own food. I daydreamed about window farming for a while before I moved on to the much more realistic idea of having a simple herb garden in my window. Totally do-able, right?
We are just starting our third year in our apartment, and I have no plants at all, much less a garden of any sort. I can’t help but think about my lack of garden every time I walk by the small raised-bed garden in the tiny patch of green in front of my building. Good on you, neighbor. Maybe next year, I’ll try that too.