I have gradually developed a real zoo of bacteria in my kitchen.
The yogurt. The kefir. The kombucha. The sourdough starter.
I usually have one fermented vegetable mix in the fridge. This is a mix of root veggies and ginger with leeks.
Then I'm growing sprouts in the little niche above the oven hood. I have to remind myself to look in on them several times a day when they're growing. This jar is sitting in a sunny windowsill to develop the green in the sprouts.
I like tending to these things as I wait for a child to finish a meal, wait for the coffee to perk, or just keep house as the snow falls outside. I'm not a very successful gardener outside, but inside, my houseplants and kitchen pets are doing just fine. What about you?