With most homes confined and food-obsessed (sourdough-starter sharing being the least of it) due to the fight to halt COVID-19, I have these suddenly popular products in my hands.
I have a pitiful lilac shrub that I planted five years ago. It’s only a few feet from where I ripped out a sapling, upset that it didn’t take root — so how am I going to turn my kale, pea, tomato, and cucumber seeds into bumper crops?
True, spring is a seed company’s biggest season, but this year has been different due to COVID-19. This year, more beginner gardeners have been picking their brains for suggestions and troubleshooting, according to seasoned gardeners. That brings me back to my fear of seeds. Why should I bother when another planting failure now would be an added source of stress at an already stressful time. I imagine how much shorter my grocery shopping lists might be if I didn’t have to buy as many fruits and veggies. Instead of gazing at a screen, it’s also a method for me to pass the time over the unexpectedly lengthy weekend hours.
‘Being a home gardener at this time of year is fantastic.
Because you’re at home, it’s a great time to be a home gardener. Others, I realize, may consider gardening to be much more than a pastime. Currently, 22 million people are unemployed, and some experts believe it will take a long time for the economy to recover.
According to Look, there is concern over the food supply chain. Gardening gives these clients more self-sufficiency and allows them to “have more control over their food supply,” according to the company. Gardening gives these clients more self-sufficiency and allows them to “have more control over their food supply,” according to the company.
Plants do not pass judgment.’
Seeds make a simple agreement with their growers: plant and care for me properly, and I’ll grow for you. In most cases, less is more. “Keep in mind that plants are nonjudgmental. Plants are ready to react to anyone, starting today,” said Flagler, who is also the agricultural extension agent for Bergen County, a suburban county near me, at the school. Flagler assists homes, garden retailers, farmers, nurseries, landscapers, and others in their gardening and agricultural activities as an agricultural extension agent. When we’re feeling wobbly, uncertain, or even scared, there are particular, very stabilizing qualities in gardening that may help us ground ourselves. These regular outcomes, these predictable garden rhythms, are quite reassuring right now.
Gardening isn’t a high-octane experience. It’s a sense of accomplishment as if to say, “Hey, I accomplished this; I did something nice here.” That also appears to be an excellent way to feel right now, if only for the time being. So, this past weekend, I went out and purchased some potting soil and some little cardboard mini-pots to get started. I let go of my fear, tossed the kale and pea seeds into the pots, filled them with water, and prayed for a second chance.