Japan may have ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, but with the デルタ株 (deruta kabu, delta variant) on the rise, an already-long pandemic looks like it’s not going to end anytime soon. You’ve done the Netflix binges, you’ve done the baking and now it’s summer … so, how about some 園芸 (engei, gardening)?

If you’re serious about 園芸 in Japan, then you’ll need to learn a lot of new vocabulary — from 種 (tane, seed) to 肥料 (hiryō, fertilizer) to 収穫 (shūkaku, harvest).

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