Gardening and growing things has always been and will always be a learning experience. Things change and we have to adapt. There are tons of websites, books, and videos that tell you how to do things and those are great.
Most of the time though – it’s what works for us. We’re the ones with our hands in our own soil dealing with our own shade, sun, and water conditions.
Even though there are plenty of resources for information on gardening, nothing beats getting out there and making it work for you. The health benefits of gardening outweigh the weather conditions we may face.
Gardening changes all the time from different pests to climate changes. For example, this past summer we had 118 degree days outside – which meant well into 140’s inside my greenhouse. I seriously began to think about Xeriscaping ideas…
I had never had to deal with before, a couple of winters ago we had what we now call a “snow apocalypse” that I hadn’t had to deal with before.
I didn’t know if my plants would survive, how much water they would need, how much shade cloth all of that factored in, so changes in gardening are to be expected.
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Another example, I am constantly talking about the Squash Vine Borer, because for me, I have conquered it – for the last 2 years – but, in some places in the country they don’t even HAVE that pest, yet.
Also, my method doesn’t fit into some other people’s way of doing things – so for them it doesn’t work.
My point is we can learn from others and adapt for us. There is no one perfect way, there are plenty of resources to tell you what has worked for them or for a lot of people.
But there’s not a “you have to do it this way or it won’t work” or a “do it this way and everything will turn out perfect every time” resource.
An exception to that rule may be in the way of invasive plants. You just might want to make sure you DO learn from those with experience in them.
Having said all that today I thought we’d check out some fun gardening tips from other gardeners about how to grow various things, and don’t forget to involve the kids in gardening, hopefully you’ll find some great ideas to start planning your own garden.
Let’s get started:
Do you have any tips you’d like to share – gardening is a team sport! lol It’s a learning process and we can all learn from each other, so please share what you know in the comments below.