Is anyone else starting to go stir-crazy from being stuck at home? You’re not alone. What’s our solution? Get outside! Thankfully, the Stay-Home order allows you to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air as long as you’re practicing social distancing. There are a bunch of activities you can do outside without risk of exposure. These activities could be going for a walk, reading a book, or playing a game out on the patio. The possibilities are limited, but endless. One of our favorites is getting our hands dirty with a mini garden. Your garden doesn’t have to be huge, but it’s a great way to grow some of your favorite veggies and herbs. Kids will enjoy it too! Here are a few things to start growing during this strange time in the world:
● Herbs: Herbs are perfect if you want something minimal to keep an eye on. These plants are great if you want to keep the plants inside, as long as they have someplace sunny and warm to live.
● Baby Kale: Kale is great to go into smoothies, easy to bake for a healthy chip alternative, and much more. Baby kale is different from Kale itself, mainly being that it’s a smaller plant. This is another plant that does well indoors where you can watch it flourish. The pots need to be in a medium-sized container, so you’ll need a little more room than the herbs.
●Microgreens: These are edible shoots of plants. They are used to add flavor or texture to sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and much more. They are also used to garnish that perfect dish. Microgreens need sunlight and humidity. They do better in shallow trays with a lid or some other covering to trap in all of the humidity.
If you have any questions or concerns about your land care or landscaping during this time, contact us today!