Many of our clients are brand new to vegetable gardening. Many have thought about it for years, and just never got around to it. Some, have felt they didn’t have the skills, or had a “black thumb.” There really is no such thing and growing food is much simpler than one might thing. Gardening is more about hope, and faith that nature will do what nature does. Good soil, water and sunshine are also important. Timing is also an element, when to plant what. With a little basic knowledge I think anyone can grow food. And with every failure, there is a lesson learned.
A friend of mine, has always told me that she cannot grow food, that she has a black thumb, and kills plants. After a few weeks of eating cantaloupe on her back patio, and spitting the seeds in the yard, low and behold cantaloupe started growing and at last count, she had several ripening on the vine. Shortly after hearing of this triumph, I saw her tweet that she was off to go by fruit trees. Growing food is infectious.
For now, I am ever hopeful and have faith that this fully planted garden, will soon be alive and abundantly populated with the potatoes and broccoli that are planted there now. I’m keeping it moist, but not too wet and I’m hoping the soil and sun will do the rest. I’ll keep you posted.
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. – May Sarton