I absolutely love gardening. I find it very therapeutic. Ever since I could remember I have helped my mom in the yard and when I went to visit my Oma, I would get out in the yard with her.
My mom got her gardening skills from my Oma when it comes to flowers and plants. I somehow didn’t get that gene. I got the veggie gene when it comes to gardening. My mother and Oma could stick their finger in the ground, drop a seed, spit and have the most gorgeous plants bloom. Then there’s me that can barely keep my kid alive much less a plant.
When I was living in Washington State, I decided to grow some veggies. I wasn’t sure what exactly it was that I wanted to grow but just knew that I wanted to grow something. I noticed that my mom had a section in front of her house that was just sitting there so I asked if I could use it. I turned the ground, planted some cabbage and cauliflower, watered it and prayed for a miracle. After a while I was please to see that they were a success and we enjoyed every bit of it.
I wanted more though, corn, greens, green beans, peas, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, melons. Yes, all that and then some. I felt like I was taking on the world. After pleading with my mom, she gave me a section of the backyard on the condition that I keep up with it and that I was responsible for all that goes on with it. I was so excited that I felt like someone gave a child a $50 gift card to Toys-R-Us.
So any who, after I created my garden, not everything was growing as I thought it should. It was quite disappointing to be honest and I felt like a failure. I later found out that certain things only grow during a certain time a year, and that the weather also plays a role in what will grow. So here are some tips from my own experience that I’d like to share with you
- Make sure that you research what you are trying to grow.
- Check to see how much sunlight it will need.
- How often to water it?
- When is the best time of year to plant?
I’m looking forward to the day that I can get to grow my own veggies again.