Gardening in isolation

Watering a garden bed

Watering can over the herb garden

You’re maintaining social distancing, washing hands and doing all the right things but you’re so bored. Undoubtedly, we are all spending more time inside than usual and looking for stuff to do.

That’s where gardening comes in!

Whether you’re short of space or knowledge, there is something for everyone. For us students living in rentals, small areas or at home (and not wanting to destroy your family garden), gardening can be tough. But with the extra time on your hands, give it a go. A great place to start is with herbs. They have small root systems, are easy to grow and can save you a few bucks as well as adding buckets of flavour to your food.

Some great herbs to try are:

  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Basil (you might need to keep it inside)

A little planter box will brighten up your kitchen or backyard, give you something to do and hopefully help you with a sense of fulfillment. Styrofoam boxes work great (and you can save them from landfill). Just fill one up with some potting mix from Bunnings, a spray of water and then plant your herbs of choice. Happy gardening!

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