I ran across this picture recently which made me stop and stare and think to myself, ‘what a wonderful world it would be!’ (and of course then the song got stuck in my head). I tried to find the original source but wasn’t sure where it’s from but according to the description on Reddit, it’s of a neighborhood in Switzerland where every single home has a garden.
Can you imagine?
Now, I know I talk a lot on here about how everyone should garden, especially with everything going on in the world with the food chain, and I know it’s probably a bit annoying sometimes and may even come across as self righteous or, dare I say, preachy.
I don’t mean it to be, of course, but any time someone talks about what “everyone” should be doing, it can feel that way.
I mean, I get that not everyone can garden. Maybe they don’t have the space or the time or the energy or the knowledge, or maybe they just simply don’t want to. Maybe the thought of digging in the dirt totally grosses them out. That’s fine, and it’s definitely a lifestyle choice that not everyone wants to embrace.
Of course they could just plant some fruit trees…
But maybe they just don’t want to spend the extra money on things like trees or seeds and fertilizer and gardening gloves and a hose and a shovel or pay someone to do it for them.
Those things can really add up!
Of course they can just use a couple of cardboard boxes and a bag of potatoes from the grocery store…
But even that takes some effort. I get that. Gardening is hard work, for sure, and most people already have full time jobs and probably prefer to relax on the weekends while keeping their hands clean!
Of course, hands are washable…
Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “but Chelle, some people are too fat/sick/depressed to throw some dirt in a cardboard box and add some potatoes and then water them! You just don’t get it”
Oh, believe me, I know all about being too sick to garden! But the funny thing is, the more you do it, the healthier you get. Especially once you start eating all that great food you’ve grown yourself!
Still, I accept that it’s not for everyone.
But even if you can’t physically get outside to do any planting, you *can* always just sprout the leftovers from your fridge, like I do…
It really doesn’t take hardly any work and you don’t even have to get your hands dirty! And it technically is gardening, so really there’s no excuses. Unless you don’t eat fresh vegetables which may be part of the problem…
Oh, gosh, I’m sorry, there I go again preaching!
Sorry about that. I’ll stop now. 😉