How've you been? Hope your spring has been fun and enjoyable with lots of projects and you're excited for a new beautiful season with something green and refreshing. I also hope you missed me and wondered what I was up to as I missed you so much while I was away. Ohh, how much I missed you and wanted to talk to you. It was so hard to live away from my little blog and friendly readers. It was so darn hard... :) I apologize for being little too lazy and not able to talk to you so long. Obviously, it isn’t such a good idea to ignore my blog this long. I feel guilty and sorry. I found many new fans were joining subscription even when I was away. How sweet! I must keep going forward. You’re my true inspiration and reliable supporters. I am so~ blessed to have you!
Spring is my kind of season. Spring in Korea used to be so lovely and glorious: full of warm sunshine, calm and peaceful breeze, indescribable colors of flowers, refreshing green carpet of grass everywhere. Recently it is changing so dramatically though. Most of all, the air pollution from China attacked so bad that me and my fiancé had to suffer serious throat and lung pain couple of weeks. We sneezed, coughed, sneezed, coughed and over and over again..
We went out to get fresh air hoping to get healthier but ended up being so sick. Our attempt to get healthy turned out to be poison to us. We realized we should be extra careful when we out in spring. Well, spring is not the same as I used to know.
Here’s one more story made me think further. The other day I was watching news about air pollution. In Korea we pick up some herbs and plants during the spring season. We make rice cakes, teas, salads and many other foods out of those greens. However, the news was warning for those grow near the busy car streets. What they found is poisons from cars stay on the surfaces of plants and some of them don’t go away even if we wash or boil them. When we eat them they will stay in our organs and make some serious problems.
After those depressing experiences we decided to carry out what we’ve been planning long time: start gardening by ourselves. Providing green and clean environment and eating healthy and natural. Since we are living in the city it is not easy to find enough fields to grow our greens so we made this tiny garden as a starter near the windowsill. If this goes well we will extended it and grow more. J said he would make the area just like a jungle. Well, we will see. J
So here are some little ones we bought at the market. This is our first time so instead of sowing seeds we chose shortcut. The moment we bought them they were pretty tiny and weak just like preemies but overnight they got way healthier.
We carefully put everyone in place. J got excited, too. He looked so happy while he was planting little ones. Hope he gets more inspired and becomes a passionate gardener.
Here is our little garden. Aren’t they adorable? They already look so amazing to me. Those are all edible babygreens but we are planning to add some herbs, plants and flowers next few weeks. This is purely a great idea and real joy! Nothing fancy but obviously plants nurture us calmly and peacefully while we nurture them. We will enjoy this all around the year. I am already feeling like I am a mom, kind of. J
Any of you garden? I am sure many of you have an outdoor garden, too. If so, you guys are so blessed. Keep growing and enjoying and if you’d like to please share your story or your blog. I will be so happy to visit yours. If you’re hesitating this is a great time to start! You know I am all about something simple and easy. Gardening perfectly fits the department. If I can do this you can, absolutely!!
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