During the lockdown, I was keen to find something to amuse the children and came across a message saying to email about a seed growing pack.
I have in the past not been great at keeping plants alive but thought it was worth a shot and at worst would keep the kids entertained for a while.
The kids had a great time planting the seeds and we were all very excited to see the first small signs of life sprouting. After a few weeks, the seedlings were ready to be planted outdoors.
I offered my neighbours some of the plants and they were happy to accept. I kept some plants for my own wee garden, and every morning and afternoon I go out to check on them and see one of my neighbours over the fence. He is always keen to chat about the progress of the plants, and just yesterday he told me that he had loads of lettuce from the plants I gave him. He offered to share his veggies with me once they were grown.
I have come to realise that when you grow food, you do more than that, you also grow friendships and a sense of community.
I am really enjoying the experience and have applied for a council plot which I have been put on a waiting list for.
I will definitely keep growing.

Thank you to CFINE for offering this wonderful opportunity to the Torry community. I do hope more people will embrace this project.