3 Things Vegetable Gardening Has Taught Me
April 21, 2010 § 2 Comments
After a month of vegetable gardening I’ve already learned a few lessons. Yes, you read that correctly, I’m reflecting on lessons learned from a garden that hasn’t actually produced anything consumable as of yet. So here is goes:
- Straight lines aren’t necessary, nor are they an end goal. This is good news because only ones I found come from the sides of the raised bed. At least, it is doubtful that wobbly lines affect quality I’m hoping that things like sun and water will have a great impact.
- Life handles things at its own pace and sometimes a little patience is exactly what’s needed. Just when I became convince that squirrels has dug up each and every one of my snap peas seeds (hey, a squirrel conspiracy is possible), I started seeing sprouts.
- Expect the unexpected. I received two tarragon plants from an online catalog. The first arrived with a snapped stalk, and I was so convince it was a goner that I begged customer service for a replacement. Surprisingly, the ‘defective’ plant is small but still kicking; the same cannot be said of it’s supposed replacement.
Never fear, I am confident that my garden will produce something consumable eventually, and in the meantime we’ll see what else it has to teach.