I don’t know what spurred me to grow food in my apartment. Perhaps it was Michael Pollan’s ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma’.
He not only discussed the conundrum of ‘What should we eat?; he cooked a meal from scratch – he foraged, fished, hunted and grew all the food that was on the table.
I really like to do that one day. The first step is to plant. My plan was met with a lot of opposition and incredulity for I don’t have land. Nor skills. Nor time.
“But your apartment has no space”
“No, you can’t grow lemongrass in a pot”
“What happens to your plants when you travel?”
But I did it anyway. History shows that when people don’t believe I can do something, it is when I do it best. So here’s-how I started my edible apartment garden!
I’ll talk more about how I build by DIY self-watering pot system and the experiments that I’ve been doing next time. It’ll be about how to maintain a garden when you’re a frequent traveller like me.