Never in the history of the human race have people been so connected during a quarantine. Even in isolation, we have the ability to connect with one another and get a glimpse into each others’ lives. It is remarkable to see how everyone is handling this crisis. For the most part, people are rising to the challenge and working together to stop this virus from spreading. We are staying home, eating home cooked meals with our families, watching way too much Netflix (Tiger King, anyone?), and starting gardens. That last one might be one of my favorite things about this situation.
“With so much uncertainty in the air, people are realizing that gardens are more of a necessity than a luxury this year. Food is expensive and many of us are out of work.”
It makes me genuinely happy to see so many of the people I love start their first gardens. Even though we are not in the best of times, it takes me back to the joy of falling in love with gardening. Every seedling that pushes through the soil elicits excitement. It’s a celebration when each new true leaf appears. Watching plants grow for the first time is a constant, fascinating discovery.
With so much uncertainty in the air, people are realizing that gardens are more of a necessity than a luxury this year. Food is expensive and many of us are out of work. Although bill companies are setting up payment arrangements and the government is offering us some cash to help us get by, it is safe to say that many of us will be on a budget for the foreseeable future. Growing a garden is one of the best ways to ensure that your family eats healthy, delicious food until we bounce back.
“Growing a garden is one of the best ways to ensure that your family eats healthy, delicious food until we bounce back.”
I’m Here to Help You in Your Garden
I want to extend my help to all the newbie gardeners out there. To all gardeners, really. I want to help you through this gardening season, answer your questions, and help you troubleshoot issues that pop up. Let me be your resource. I promise I WILL answer your emails and DMs. If I don’t know the answer to something, I will point you to a resource that can help you. This is how I want to give back and be of service right now.
These are the best ways to get a hold of me:
You can ask me anything you need to, whether it is a general gardening question, or a specific issue in your garden. Try to give me as much information as possible with your questions. Send me pictures of the problem plant and your garden setup. Let me know what the temperature and humidity is, how your feeding your plants, what your soil is like, any pesticides you’ve used, and how much and how often you’ve been watering. The more I know, the better I can help.
Share Seeds with my Free Printable Seed Packets
I also want to encourage you to help your fellow gardeners. We are all in this together! Give extra starts to your gardening friends. Share extra seeds with first-time gardeners. If you are an experienced gardener, offer your advice and troubleshooting help. This is one of the ways we can all pull together right now and take care of our families and each other.
“One tiny seed grows into many meals. If you want to help others right now, share your seeds with them.”
When you share seeds, you can use envelopes or plastic baggies, or you can use the printable seed packets I’ve designed for you. You can access the printable seed packets in my Free Resource Library when you join the NLP community and subscribe to my newsletter. The seed packets come in three different colors–blue, green and white–and have space to write out planting instructions, seed depth, spacing, days to germinate, days to harvest, and light and temperature requirements. Plus they are super cute and easy to put together.
If you aren’t already an NLP subscriber, just fill out the form below and you’ll be given a link to download the seed packets so you can start sharing seeds now, just in time for planting!
One tiny seed grows into many meals. If you want to help others right now, share your seeds with them.
Take care of yourselves, my friends, and happy gardening! xo
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