So you’ve heard about the innocent sow & grow and you’re thinking, ‘I’d love to be able to grow my own veg but I don’t have a garden where I can grow anything.’ We understand. The majority of us here at Fruit Towers live in city flats. If it weren’t for the occasional pictures of our smoothies sitting on some grass a lot of us might have long ago forgotten what a garden is.
‘But I don’t have any gardening tools,’ you say.
Oh, ye of little faith. A watering can has been staring at you this entire time.
‘Ah,’ you say, as if you’ve finally got one over on us. ‘I don’t have a trowel. A gardener is nothing without a trowel.’
And yet, using nothing but a decent knife (and lots of care), you suddenly find yourself holding a sturdy plastic trowel.
‘This is all well and good,’ you say. ‘But because of my love for the children’s picture book The Avocado Baby when I was growing up, I love avocados. What if I wanted to try and grow some of those?’
Then you’d get an avocado seed, stick four cocktail sticks inside it and suspend it over water like this.
After a while it’ll sprout and then you just transfer it to a proper plant pot, stick it by the window and make sure to water it with the watering can we’ve already talked about.
‘You truly have thought of everything,’ you say. ‘Almost as if you were typing this all out for me. And you’re all so good-looking too.’
Oh, stop it. You’ll make us blush.