The Growing Files/ part two. .
Delight is growing, and vegetables too. These little boxes are bringing wonder and nourishment of the edible kind, and the soul kind. In just a couple of weeks: the tomato and strawberry plants have started to blossom; the peas are running up their supports; the courgettes seem to be getting bigger by the hour; all my salad is now homegrown; each day I enjoy herbal teas of mint and lemon balm; the rainbow chard and radishes have popped their little heads up; runner beans are just about to run; the fennel is thriving and the herb box too. .
I am noticing internal changes in me also. As I nourish and tend to the plants, they nourish and tend to me. I literally feel more rooted- in my body, in my being, and from this rootedness new ideas and visions are starting to emerge. The new life that is growing around my home is helping to grow things inside the home- more writing, more friendships, deeper connections. .
Neighbours have started to notice the growing too. A few, who I hadn't met yet, stopped and admired my little project. One came over and gifted me a tomato plant. Down the line, I'll pass something home-grown on in return. .
I haven't fully eliminated plastic yet- but I am getting there, as I see how things can be further reduced, and gradually sourcing items from more sustainable materials.
My next project is of the fermentation kind, including learning how to make kimchi and kraut, yoghurt, pickles and sourdough. What fun! .
The learning is a gift, and I am steeped in grace.
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