Monday, April 10, 2006

What's Growin' On: 4/10/06

It's always gratifying when our efforts in the garden are clearly visible.

Realization Of The Day:
A kitchen garden is an ongoing project. It will never be "done." This means there will never, ever be a time when I am not "behind" with what I need/want/plan to do. To already feel overwhelmed and behind less than three weeks into spring is a pointless exercise in futility. Any little thing completed in the garden is an accomplishment. It means progress has been made. And that, in itself, should be enough. (Gosh, I feel better already. And to think it only took me 12 years to figure this out.)


  1. Gardening is NEVER done! Even if you have your vegetables all lined up and growing, you look around and suddenly see a new design for the herb garden in your head. Or you see a little tree that would be perfect, um, over there by the front door. It's neverending, which is why being a gardener is so exciting. But you knew that.

  2. Wise words. I, too, suffer from "I'm so far behind!" syndrome, but I try to fight it. No need to beat myself up when (a) there's no such thing as perfection in gardening, and (b) I've done what I've had time to do.

    This spring I've tried constantly to remind myself that this is the first year I've maintained the garden all year 'round and have harvested winter/spring vegetables. I should be proud! I put beets in the freezer yesterday, fercryingoutloud.

  3. I agree with everybody, gardening is never done. I try to tell myself that I'll get what I need done eventually. Like the song--"You can't always get what you want--but you just might get what you need". Well, that's my garden.


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