My Neighbor’s Garden

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.