I’ve recently been drawn to plants. I have this sudden interest in them and the more I’m learning, the more I’m enjoying this new hobby (I think I can call it that). I never thought that I would be planting seeds, re-potting plants, nurturing them and watching them grow. Sounds kinda old people ‘ish right… But I kid you not this plant growing thing makes me happy, it is so therapeutic and gratifying.
I think it’s because of the connection of living organisms on the whole. Plants have purpose, just like us and their benefits are multifold. Some of them purify the air, some have healing properties etc. Plants help humans breathe by providing oxygen and in return, humans help plants breathe by providing carbon dioxide. So it’s kind of like a two-way street. This is the almighty’s magnificent creation. I get so excited when I see a plant progressing!
Thus far I have mint and oregano as herbs (coriander in progress). And i literally use these when I cook (the mint is so yum in cream of brocolli soup) and i get that feel good sensation because i know it’s home-grown! I enjoy mint in my green tea as well. Origano is versatile and can be used on pizza, salads, pasta’s and many other dishes. I have hens and chicks and jade as succulents. These remove toxins and they’re so easy to care for. They require minimal watering which is perfect in drought stricken Cape Town at the moment (May we be blessed with sufficient rainfall soon Ameen). I also have a very sad looking aloe, which I’m trying to revive (i hope it’ll work!) as Aloe has many health benefits. I have an Anthurium as a house plant for decorative purposes but it also assists in purifying the air.
Share some of your plant growing journeys with me in the comments section 🙂
That’s all from me for now! Thank you for reading