I have really been into gardening in the past 10 years. It started out when I decided that it would be fun to grow my own vegetables. Over time, I joined some social media groups and met a lot of other gardeners. I went to stay with an online friend I met in one of these groups because she lives in some Parkville MO apartments near where many of us from the group planned to have a big meet-up together. I found that I really enjoyed the area. I was living in New York where having a lot of space is a luxury that comes with a big price tag. I didn’t have a big yard to do as much gardening as I wanted. But in Missouri, everyone has all the space that a person could ask for.
I really don’t know how people do it, but there are a lot of gardners in New York. Most of them have to container gardening, which is where you grow vegetables or flowers in big plastic containers due to not havng more space. These gardeners have a balcony or at least some very big windows to put their plants in front of, but that isn’t very much. Their space is very limited. I was lucky to live right outside the city and had more space. But I dreamed of moving somewhere that would offer me even more.
The woman that I stayed with in Topeka during my visit is a very good friend of mine. We met in a gardening group online, and we hit it off really quickly. The apartment she has is very expensive to what I had in New York. As soon as I showed up to her place, she showed me her garden patio. She was able to food for a whole year on her patio. This is something that I had not been able to do. I live for gardening, and she and I are so close that I decided to move there permanently.