‘more mature’ gardeners will also be trying out new items — sowing seeds, developing some lettuce, starting a group or simply just enjoying having our hands dirty!

There’s abundance all around us. Just yesterday someone showed me a video clip of Theewaterskloof Dam,Cape Town’s biggest reservoir, overflowing for the first time in a couple of years. In the conclusion of 2017 that the dam was just 12.7% full, and it has enrolled 99.6percent of capacity.
How wonderful! Do you remember what it was just like a few years back when day zero was looming upon us? Many people have forgotten these ominous days, standing in long lines waiting for the water truck, deciding which plant obtained the couple drops of sterile washing-up water.

Flowers picked from the garden a few days after our open weekend for the memorial service of a very dear friend’s Dad. I am very sure, though, that the flowers in heaven are even more spectacular.


Hopefully 1 day we will also be able to look back on this day, this month, this calendar year, and remember how Covid-19 changed our lives. As the absence of water changed our habits and forced us to find out new ones that are now part and parcel of our daily activities (turning the tap off when you brush your teeth, saving each of the grey water, recycling any waste water), Covid-19 and social distancing are becoming part of our daily lives, and might continue to be part of it even in the long run if a vaccine has become available. I would love to believe that some of the new lessons and new’ways’ we have had to learn is becoming part of our daily being. Alright, some of them I dare not wish to turn into everyday rituals –those masks, no hugging! But gardening, naturally! We have seen a worldwide increase in awareness of developing our own food, from sowing to harvesting. The Chinese are currently returning to cooking in the home rather than relying upon takeouts, which has To get some tiny positive influence on the planet.
The newest plant-parent creation is growing daily: younger people who never dreamed of caring for anything other than themselves are now venturing out and getting accountable! I hear a sigh of relief from a human parents of these kids as you read this! “Can You Think that A worldwide pandemic made my child take a while and really nurture something!” You see, folks, some good does come from really difficult scenarios. ‘more mature’ gardeners will also be trying out new items — sowing seeds, developing some lettuce, starting a group or simply just enjoying having our hands dirty!

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