Berlin Diary: The Art of Guerrilla Gardening

     |    Monday, der 13. September 2010

Potatoes - urban gardening

Wasteland can be cultivated! Guerrilla gardening is a concept whose time has come. Follow the instructions on the seed packet. Seedlings grow into self-assured plants with their own personalities, talents and gifts. Plants are our friends. You can start your seeds on your window bank and plant them out as soon as it gets warm enough. These potatoes and hollyhocks were harvested from an innercity Berlin back courtyard. The hollyhocks grew 3 meters high from seeds taken from other hollyhocks growing a street away. Beautify your life. Grow some food. I grew a stock of corn (maize) on my balcony. It is about 2 meters high now and actually has an ear of edible corn on it. Can’t believe it’s true.

Here is an inspring link on urban guerrilla gardening. Change can happen, especially if you have the patience to watch something grow.