I signed up for a Master Gardening class during the winter. To get ready
for a new year and for a new growing season. I have read several books
over the years and yet, I still do not feel adequate, not enough to
consistently grow nice and healthy plants each year.
Is gardening like the "Racers Curse" I want my car to be faster than
others, I want my garden to grow nice and healthy each and every year?
Is this a fantasy? Are their gardeners that have nice and healthy plants
each and every year.
Sigh .... Dan
My feeling is that there are too many variations of locales within a zone,
soil types and mixture of soil types, drainage, weather, variations of a
plant species, and so forth is to only experiment locally to get it "right".
Ahhh .... you have hit the nail on the head! I have found reading and
experimenting can take one just far, books are generalized. If I read
the online course material correctly, these classes are locally
orientated. I am hoping I will meet other local gardeners and find out
more about gardening in my local area from more experienced gardeners.
Enjoy Life ... Dan
Most of the food taste great, some not so great. The smaller the vegi
the better tasting. The larger the vegi not as good, just ok no better
than the stuff at the store.
As Bungadora said "Cold is relative'. I received 17 inches of snow the
last 3 days, the low last night was -2 F, windchill -20 F. For me
gardening means reading and learning during the winter. Next year I plan
on dramatically expanding my vegi garden to from 700 sq ft -> 7,000 sq
ft. and learn to preserve my food. I see hard times coming, if not here
all ready. Some of my friends believe the US currency will completely
collapse over the next few years. Remember, I live in Michigan the
hardest hit state of all the states in terms of unemployment. I feel the
need to be better prepared. A small windmill generator may go up to
power the well, sump pump and a small freezer, if I can find the time
Enjoy Life ... Dan
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