Learning to be an urban gardener with Meadow.

Oct 12, 2011

I have a yard for the first time in about 15 years. The yard is awesome, especially considering how close I live to Downtown Los Angeles– but the ground is all brick and cement and before meeting Meadow, I didn’t think it would be possible for me to actually grow food in the yard (partially because of the cement, and partially because I thought that I didn’t have a ‘green thumb’.)

Now, everyday I get to throw some stuff from the Meadow into the mix at dinner– and last weekend, for the first time we cooked a meal from the Meadow. I can’t even begin to describe how good that felt (and tasted)!   I realize now that the whole ‘green thumb’ thing seems to me to be a myth. All it really takes is learning about plants (what they like and dislike), remembering to water them, and Meadow’s breathable felt and self-watering reservoir really does help too. Before growing edibles with meadow I could keep a basil plant alive for a few weeks max, and I couldn’t keep cilantro alive if my life depended on it. But as I plant more and more yummies in the Meadow, and learn more about plants, I truly am becoming an urban gardener– and it feels awesome! (and my cat, Luda really loves the Meadow too, especially since we planted some fresh catnip just for him.)

Until Next time…xoxo

~J (AKA the Plant Rookie)

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