April 03, 2012
It is the season to start gardening, but I hate to garden. I do enjoy looking at gardens once someone has created them, but the maintaining the garden is where I run into trouble with any garden I try and start. My troubles start with remembering to water my garden, since the amount of water something depends on the Midwest weather. My next problem is that the weeds like to grow when I do not feel like pulling them out, which leads to more weeds in my garden than plants or flowers. By the end of the gardening season, I usually either have a very dead garden or one that is overrun with weeds.
But I have found a solution to my gardening problems. I have created an indoor container garden. It is a fairy garden. There are container gardens for outdoor climates too, but I figured if mine was inside, I would remember to actually take care of (aka watering) it. You can also make container gardens, which have plants in it that you can use when cooking. For example, you could create a small herb or vegetable garden with plants that you like to use when you are cooking.
If you are not sure how to start your garden, the library has many books and Online Resources to help you. If you are just interested in container gardening, here are some helpful books to get you started.
If you would like to talk to a person about making a container garden, attend the Container Gardening for the Urban Farmer program at the Claycomo Branch on April 17th at 10:00 a.m. or the Liberty Branch on April 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Good luck with starting your own garden!
Red Bridge Branch