Hi Tay Tay!
So wonderful to see you here! I'm SO GLAD you came on to this thread.
BTW NOTHING is off topic here! Talk as much as you want about ANY THING you want to talk about.
It was gardening that saved me whilst I battled depression for many years.
There IS an "unofficial" thing called Nature Deficit Disorder, SO what we do with that is SOAK UP ALL the green you can lol! And colours and wormies and whatever you LOVE.
Just get out there!
Tay if you want to explore gardening with all of us holding your hands - and inherited green thumbs from your Nanna because they're there all right lol - please do!
If you have a Community Garden nearby your home, then have a wander around there and even pick some yummies to take home lol.
These places are a great indicator of what will grow well at your place - given similar considerations like soil, sunlight, shade etc.
When we first came to this home 20+y ago I had a 3 bay ie 3m x 3m with three sections COMPOST BAYS. I composted for ages as I watched and observed my garden. Where the sun fell in different seasons etc.
My garden's had like 20 lives since lol.
SO COMPOSTING is a great start and you don't have to GO BIG.
Also WORM FARMING is SO REWARDING!
I don't use the big black expensive plastic things - I used 2 recycled bath tubs lol!
We can buy the whole thing from Men's Sheds here with the frame to hold the bath tub UP and everything. They even come to install it lol!
You just need a SHADY spot, that stays shady all year round.
I put a reclaimed screen door over the top to keep birds OUT. They LOVE worms lol.
If you set something up like this to begin with, then you can spend time enriching the soil, using your kitchen waste and observing the sun patterns etc.
You can get the worms for FREE from Community Gardens.
But I also have reclaimed poly pipe with biggish circular holes drilled in the bottom half and that half dug into the ground as worm farms too.
I have one near my morning cuppa spot and pop the tea bags in there.
I don't see the wormies this way but the soil and plants around it LOVES the stuff lol.
Any questions and any comments are most welcome!