Fellow temperate-zone sufferers of garden withdrawal, how do you cope? What activities replace all those hours you'd like to be in the garden but can't because of, you know, winter? I'm looking for help here because this is the part about being a gardening addict that's sad, really - when we can't. And of course it's on top of the normal challenges to happiness that affect everyone, like short days and hostile weather. Here are my pathetic attempts to replace digging:
- Thorough immersion in podcast availability, with the help of my new Nano and the growing supply of gardening podcasts available on the web.
- Plowing through my stack of gardening magazines and books, even my nongardening books and a few New Yorkers.
- The occasional daytime movie, and lots of little red envelopes from Netflix.
See, I'm in trouble coz that's not nearly enough. And this year is a particularly challenging one for me because I'm heading into winter without my daily dose of laughing at power from the dynamic duo on Comedy Central - the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Where else can I turn for that comic/tragic perspective?