The humble watering can


I bought this watering can for my daughter when she was a toddler and, even though it is still technically hers, it has helped me water many a plant in the house.

However, in winter I feel as though I waste a lot of water. Over most of the year, I have so much growing any water I use for washing vegetables is quickly used up on growing more of them. In winter, though, there might be stuff on the windowsills but it also usually happens to be behind curtains. Oops!

I haven’t lost anything this winter but it is so good to be able to see what might need me to get the watering can out again. And the salad leaves I sowed on Monday have already started sprouting, so I’ve got plenty of motivation 🙂

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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