Gardening with no garden

this is a sprig of mint from my mother-in law's garden. I am letting it root so I can plant it!
this is a sprig of mint from my mother-in law’s garden. I am letting it root so I can plant it!

I find a great comfort in tending to beautiful green plants. It brings me an immense sense of peace. I know my husband thinks I am crazy with my obsession with growing things. My repotting projects always seem to take over the kitchen table.

I have peppermint, thyme, and basil sprigs rooting so I can plant them
I have peppermint, thyme, and basil sprigs rooting so I can plant them

Recently we had to move out of our house and into an apartment, which means I had to abandon my hobby of gardening. Or so I thought. With a little bit of brainstorming, potting soil, and persistence, I have managed to have a few plants on our back patio (and some are still on my kitchen table).

This is called a pregnant plant. My grandma gave me this plant and my mom kept it for me and now im keeping it for a while. The plant grows baby plants on its leaves and they fall off and grow
This is called a pregnant plant. My grandma gave me this plant and my mom kept it for me and now im keeping it for a while. The plant grows baby plants on its leaves and they fall off and grow

I am still working to expand my little garden. Right now I have a rose plant from my garden at our old house, my lemon balm from our old house, pachysandra my parents gave me as a gift that I saved from our old house, some spinach I planted, oregano from seed, and cuttings of mint, basil, rosemary and thyme. I also have strawberries growing! so far I have harvested about 5 strawberries from my plants.

This is a strawberry growing on my plant
This is a strawberry growing on my plant
My rose plant is starting to bloom!
My rose plant is starting to bloom!

I am trying to grow lavender from seed. So far I have had bad luck with storms knocking my pots over and killing the seedlings. I replanted, however and I will share my progress!

One thing I am very interested in is making containers to grow my plants in from unusual objects. I have a few cheap and easy ideas I am working on that I hope can help other nature lovers like me find their green thumb without having a traditional garden. This will be just another way to find the beauty in a small and unlikely place. Come back soon for a how to on making your own container garden from things you already have!

Lemon balm is by far my favorite herb
Lemon balm is by far my favorite herb

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