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Catch-up Gardening: Overcoming Failures in the Garden

June 10, 2014

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My gardening neighbor and friend, Ann brought me some zucchini from her garden over the weekend and I incorporated it into a simple pasta and cannellini dinner. As I was preparing the zucchini, I looked longingly at the green slivers. I really missed having zucchini in my own garden. 

I just planted zucchini seeds last week so it will be some time before I have my own zucchini.

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Ann also brought me a generous handful of basil. Meanwhile I have three anemic basil plants that have languished for weeks awaiting a home in the garden. Really, I should just put them in the compost bin.

So life happens and we get behind. Good intentions turn to little daggers of guilt (as I pass by the basil). But there’s hope.

If your garden hasn’t happened yet for whatever reason, you might like this post from GrowVeg, Catch-up Gardening: Overcoming Failures in the GardenHere’s a bit of the intro.

So what do you do when you’ve fallen behind? Well, you could admit defeat and give up on the idea of home-grown fresh vegetables this year – or you could amend your plans a little and push on regardless. Here are three proven ways to catch up on the gardening year…Read more

And there’s always next year.

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