Gardening During Quarantine

Now that most of us are on lockdown, we need a way to entertain ourselves. Sometimes starting a small garden could provide for that void that may happen. Occupying ourselves with a small part-time hobby might also be able to get our mind off of everything.

No Matter the Space

Even when you are limited in the amount of space, even just a window sill is enough to get started. Depending on the amount of space, you can start as small as using some old Solo cups and some decent soil that you might just find in your backyard or in a flowerbed if you have one.

Small gardens are also perfect for apartments. They can fit on almost any size balcony. At least this will give you a chance to get outdoors for a little while to avoid cabin fever.

What to Plant

Some of the easiest things to grow are herbs. Since most of us have been doing a lot of cooking at home, herbs would be a good place to start. Not only are they easy and fast-growing, they give out a nice aroma that can reach throughout the entire house sometimes.

Herbs in the Kitchen Window
Herbs in the Kitchen Window

Small Flower Garden

There are many different types of flowers that are easy to grow. Not only can a variety of flowers bring beauty to your garden, like an herb garden, it can also create a wonderful aroma surrounding it.

Eat Your Veggies

There are several types of vegetables that are easy to grow. Here is a list of some of the most popular to grow:

  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Beans

These are just some of the types of vegetables that you can grow just by simply reusing your kitchen scraps. The core of a lettuce can just be started in water. Rotten (or almost rotten) tomatoes still have the seeds that can be easily be planted. The same goes with peppers. Raw green beans can also be planted.

Of course, you can buy some seeds at your local nursery and even get some advice there. Shades of Green can help you determine what would be your best option according to space and the amount of sunlight available. Call or contact us or swing by (please respect the personal distancing) and let us get you going on your new hobby. Happy gardening!

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