It's no surprise that this is how I started out gardening... without a book, without any research... hands in the dirt and planting what I liked. Admittedly, research is a very handy thing when gardening. Learning about your soil and the plants you are planting is also handy. Asking questions of those more knowledgeable is definitely "sage" (hehe) advice. But I fear I would never start anything if I bogged myself down with these things in the beginning. And somehow failing miserably seems to help me learn better in the end. Unfortunately, these failures can lead to a lot of heartbreak in the gardening realm... the blood of dead and sad plants on my hands.
This year I've been trying hard to fill in the great gaps in my gardening knowledge, but I've already had several failings. Singing to my plants each day doesn't seem to be enough to make them grow. Fruit flies and extreme temperature shifts were my main problems, but possibly also a bit of neglect thrown in there for good measure. It was enough for me to seriously consider whether I wanted to start anything from seedlings anymore or even garden. But, truth be told, it's quite miraculous to watch seeds birth from the soil, and despite disappointments, there's such joy in watching things grow and helping care for them, and especially in eating it when the time comes! I will not give up on my desire to paint my black thumb green just yet!
|I finally got some tulip and daffodil bulbs planted this year!|
I'd like to use this blog space to keep some gardening notes this year, and hopefully round out the rough edges of my gardening schemes.
Anyways, here's a little something for you to inspire your own growing, whatever that may be!