ME, Myself and I: Gardening, Sort Of


I’ve always loved gardening, when I was little I used to spend hours in the greenhouse helping my dad to plant the seeds and even now on good days when it’s time to plant these seedlings out into the garden I help a bit, mainly with the beans and tying the poles but it still feels like helping. The only thing is that most of the time gardening seems to involve a lot of bending and, although it doesn’t seem like it should, it seems to be quite energy intensive when it comes to growing things from scratch. In the future I want to be able to grow vegetables and fruit, I’m tempted to try strawberries as they’re something that’s never succeeded for us and I’d love to eat home grown strawberries. At the moment I’m sticking with the low maintenance ones as I don’t want to be part way through looking after a plant and then have a bad patch and end up killing it by mistake as I don’t have the energy to water it or plant it out when I’m meant to.

I don’t know what it is about cactuses (apparently that’s a word and feels better to say than cacti for me) but I really like them and they seem to like it here as I haven’t had one die on me yet. I also love that they’re very low maintenance, or at least the ones I’ve had are, I just have them on my windowsill, water them every couple of months and they seem to thrive. I end up with a nice looking plant and something that decorates my room and it’s something I can do even on my bad days if it’s time for watering. I guess calling a couple of the ones I have cactuses isn’t right, there’s one that’s definitely a succulent and one that I’m unsure of as it seems to be a bit of a half and half, I’ll explain that one later.

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