If you are anything like me, you love the idea of having a large and bountiful vegetable garden. You imagine how beautiful it will look in full bloom, the great smell of fresh herbs in the summer sun, and best of all you anticipate the glorious fruits of your labor at harvest time.
I have attempted to create this garden utopia year after year, and have found that perhaps my green thumb is really more of a brown twig. In other words, I stink at gardening! Yes, I have finally admitted it. I can't seem to keep up with a large garden. Every year I plant more and more with bigger and better visions of permaculture. And each year I am disappointed again and again as the weeds rise higher than the plants and the deer eat what little harvest I do have.
This year I have resigned myself to container gardening and perhaps a small flower and herb garden alongside my walkway. Of course I will also have my greens garden with a variety of spinach, romaine, kale and radishes, which are the only things I seem to be able to grow reliably.
For those of you who are new to gardening, or like me just can't seem to get it right, I have posted a link from Real Simple Reader's Top 10 Gardening Mistakes, Solved. Trust me, I have done them all! Well, except for the one about using too much pesticides, because obviously I don't use any pesticides. Yuk!