As we head into autumn probably the last thing on your mind is starting your own vegetable garden. I hear you say, who has the time plus daylight saving ends in less than 4 weeks. Maybe next year?
I understand where you’re coming from.
After almost a 10 year absence I decided in November of 2008 that I would turn some turf and get growing again (above: our back lawn then). With the best of the current gardening season over I wonder why I left it so long.
Now my excuses for doing nothing seem so lame (hope Rose doesn’t read this) as my passion for vegetable gardening has been revived and is stronger and healthier than ever.
Already I’m setting some ambitious goals for a greatly improved garden in 2010.
The hours spent in my new garden over the last 4 months have been been so enjoyable and satisfying as I’ve harvested so much more than a host of beautiful, fresh, tasty home grown veggies.
As if that alone wasn’t enough!
My advice to anyone thinking about starting a garden is simply this, “just do it” and join the millions of others who are dusting off their spades and rakes and enjoying the good life.
If you do decide to take up the challenge you need to avoid making the mistake that meant my new garden wasn’t as good as it could have been.
Stay tuned as I will tell you all about it in my next post.
If you need some motivation check out this gardener, he’s just 4 years old.
Sorry,what was your excuse again …
I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden. John Erskine