I was sad. Living in an appartment for two years has really brought out the feeling of longing and I didn't know what I was longing for at first. Turns out I just really miss gardening. There was no way to set up a proper garden anywhere on the appartment building property even if I could secure the building manager's permission... and then it hit me, Community Gardens!
I went online to research and I'm lucky that our city has quite a few to choose from. There's one right by my work and after contacting the coordinator and visiting to pick out a plot, I'm going to be gardening this spring! We do the official paperwork this month and I've already planned out the planting and rotations (took several drafts, but that's what I do) as well as been out there to clean up the mess the last person left behind. The way I have it figured, we'll have fresh salad fixings from spring to fall as well as some long growing season items like sweetpotatoes and brussel sprouts in the late fall.
I'm very excided about all this but I'm also nervous the late start to winter means a late spring.