Early on I went with a shotgun approach just purchasing one of various
varieties to see what would do well here. Learned a lot and propagated
the ones that made it. Nagging thought what if the demise was not the
plants fault. What am I missing?
Second would be not keeping records of garden varieties just used my
once sharp mind. I kept a list of what we grew but it consisted of just
names. Nagging thought why did I not think of usefulness or ease of
Seems my current garden was stumbled upon by many mistakes. Still I
spend hours out there making alas more mistakes.
Some call it work some call it fun.
Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA
Book "Our Media Not Theirs" Many Stars
"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." -- Janet Kilburn
I understand. I yearly intend to attempt notebooks and all that
procedural stuff, but never make it. What sticks in my addled pate
sticks and what don't, don't. It all tastes good and fuels us. Some
years somethings work and other years they don't. Who knows.
Variables. Lots of variables, many of which we may not even be aware
and most we cannot control.
Not work, just part of the process.....life. Seize the Carp! Feed the
Soil! What else can we do?
"The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when the wind
and weather and everything else are favorable, is never master of his
craft."-- Henry Ellacombe
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