Every year there are new lessons to learn in the garden. There is always a new technique, a new plant, a new pest, and a new version of the soil. We play what I call The Garden Guessing Game. What made this plant or crop fail or succeed? The heat? The water? The cold? The pests? The soil quality? The location? The smoke from the forest fires? Why do we get an exceptional harvest one year and very little the next? Why do my neighbors have an abundant bean year, but I don't?
I grew up on a big farm with a big family and a big garden. It's in my blood. It is probably in yours too.
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