I planted a garden this year. Well, more of a garden than I had ever planted before, but still quite piddly and forlorn in comparison to what yours probably looks like. Â It’s been a humbling experience and here’s what my harvest estimate includes: three carrots, one head of (very wilted) lettuce, four peas and a SCHWACK of potatoes. I watched a YouTube video on how to plant potatoes and it wasn’t messing around! We’re going to be eating a lot of frites this summer! Â
A garden reminds me that I am lazy. That I am a procrastinator. That I take things for granted and then they die. How uplifting. Maybe that’s why I kind of hate gardening. I want to love it, since I’m married to a farmer who can manage to keeps thousands of apple trees alive and thriving while I glance at a houseplant and it shrivels and I am pretty sure I hear it scream before it dies. I think the biggest thing holding me back is my lack of knowledge about the simple things, like how deep to plant seeds, what should be planted next to what, etc. The other problem is that I am a little too lazy to try to figure it out. Hence, a three carrot harvest. Â
But go, potatoes!Â
What do you wish you were better at?