- Jun 26, 2021
- Reaction score
- Schleiden, Germany USDA 8a
I started gardening and working with plants in 2016, about one year after I moved to Germany. At that time, we lived with my FIL, who loves gardening very much. He has a small house in a pretty remote location, where he escaped from his wife. His major gardening works were all done there.How long have you been gardening and working with plants? You definitely have the knack for it!
DH and I also liked to stay there during the weekend, so eventually, I wanted to try gardening, too. My FIL told me that I can use the garden in Cologne, as he didn't have time for that small garden. He also bought me six strawberry plants and told me that strawberry is always a good start for amateur gardeners.
That's how I started my adventure in the gardening universe. I did invest a lot of time but I learned quickly as I was kind of soaking in reading and hands-on practices. After we moved out in 2018 and had our own garden, there were even more trial-and-errors. Some were ridiculous when I examine them now.
Gardening has allowed me to embrace new challenges and step outside my comfort zone. I also realized that it's fine to be different.