1. Containers are an Urban Gardener’s Best Friend
I had the misconception that gardening was exclusive to those with a ton of outdoor gardening space. But, I was fascinated to learn that you can grow pretty much anything in containers. There are hundreds of varieties of vegetables that grow well in small spaces. This intrigued me and I started to research everything a beginner vegetable gardener needed to know to adventure into fall gardening.
3. How to Propagate Houseplants
Veggie gardening aside, I also became houseplant-obsessed! I propagated my first houseplant, a Monstera adansonii. When propagating, I learned that you must cut below a node so the plant can root. I also learned that it’s important to change the water a couple times a week to keep it fresh.
What's Next For Us?
Caterina: This summer I want to venture outside of houseplants and try my hand at growing sweet peas. I’ve never grown anything in the garden before. I want to start with one thing and something straightforward like sweet peas. The great thing about sweet peas are they produce blooms for a long time and the more blooms you cut the more blooms your sweet peas will produce. On a side note, my grandpa is a veteran gardener. I think he’ll be really happy to hear I’m going to grow something from seed this year.
Michelle: I’m so excited for the upcoming gardening season. I plan on attempting… tomatoes! Starting from seed indoors. I’m going to take what I learned from last year and make sure to add fish emulsion to help my tomatoes grow. At this moment, I’m not sure which variety of tomato I want to grow, but I’m going to take my time and keep my eye on frost dates so I know when to start seeds indoors.