If we’ve learned anything about gardening in the first year it is this principle: To eat more, you need to guess less.
- We’ve learned that when we planted things is as important as what we want.
- We’ve learned how to adapt our watering to the weather as opposed to just setting a timer.
- We’ve learned how a baby weed is just as dangerous as a major one.
- We’ve learned that is something gets bigger than you wanted, prune it right away or it’ll take over the garden.
- We’ve learned that if we want to keep our harvest coming, we need to be patient in spreading out when we plant so it doesn’t all come at once.
- We’ve learned that planting something in the wrong season really doesn’t work.
- We’ve learned that your yield is directly proportional to the quality of soil where you plant at.
We didn’t know anything walking into this. So we guessed a lot. And we let our emotions get the best of us a few times.
But heading into the second year, we’ve learned a lot and documented what we did, we hope to eat a little bit more with less mistakes in 2011.
Isn’t this the same as with any other endeavor? You might guess and get something right by accident. But experience always yields a better result.