My gramps after retirement really took to gardening, he made a huge plot and grew everything imaginable. As a kid I didn’t understand why, it’s only vegetables, what’s the big deal?
A couple months back I attended a gardening workshop at a local gardening centre. After having a successful herb garden the year before I wanted to learn more. I didn’t realize itn that moment how rewarding and difficult it would be. Vegetables do not simply grow they need time, love and attention
The start was difficult the seeds wouldn’t germinate even though I watered them, had them on a bright window sill, so I moved them and placed a plastic bag over top to create a greenhouse effect, it worked within a few days I had little plants! Oh joy! Then they kept growing and soon needed to head outside.
I had all these pots and thought they’d be great for container gardening. Little did I know the bigger the container the bigger the plant, the kept growing and growing.
They all came close to death a few times when I went away for the weekend and didn’t have anyone to water them, luckily they bounced back! A wind storm destroyed one of the bean plants and I’m scared the squirrels will get the tomatoes as they did my strawberries. Having a garden is an adventure. It’s really rewarding to plant a seed and a few months later eat the food you’ve grown. It’s not easy, more a labour of love, and I think I’ll try it again next year.