If you’ve ever turned a shovel of garden soil, planted a seed and waited patiently for results, this quote from poet and novelist May Sarton will ring true…
“A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.”
These past few months, our garden has been full of losses. As a result, it has provided us many opportunities to learn from failure…
Lesson 1 – An herb garden planted in a recycled pallet looks great on the internet, but in real life? The herbs died quickly.
So now we try again, this time with lettuce!
Lesson 2 – Squirrels were seeing our garden as their personal buffet.
Now, these big plastic snakes are making them think twice about a free meal!
Lesson 3 – Sometimes, for no apparent reason, things just don’t work out. Our broccoli did not sprout, our corn did not grow more than 4 inches tall and most of the lima bean seedlings died quickly. Did we cry? NO! Did we give up? NO!
We rolled up our sleeves and got back to work to TRY AGAIN!
What a great lesson for our children to take away from their garden. Never, never, never give up!