Growing your own greens (+ reds + oranges, for that matter) is one of the basic and yet most rewarding hobbies around.Nothing tastes quite as sweet as a tomato picked right from the vibe. And watching the mere act of daily watering turn seeds to stems really is exciting.
Beyond that, the pursuits of a horticulturalist are truly grounding, forcing you to reconnect with the simple beauty of life; a crucial reminder that even the smallest + most basic acts affect us. It’s a lesson our mothers taught us from day one, but yet we so frequently sacrifice self-care for survival. It doesn’t take a lot to nourish soul, skin, + everything in between, but there’s always something we can deem more pressing. And so a reminder from a different mother is what we really need to realign our priorities.
But first, we plant. While it may be well beyond the season for sowing your summer seeds, there’s an entire crop just waiting to be planted for the autumn months ahead. Here’s a handy growing guide of what to plant in July.
Likewise, apply a good dose of that same kind sentiment inwards. Swap the takeout for a home cooked meal. Meditate. Get an actual eight hours of sleep. A small act can make a mountain of difference.
Image via anthropologie.