We were playing out in the yard yesterday with my little guy. I had been promising him all week that we would play in the water and finally happened, sort of. We got everything set up and then these dark clouds came over the mountains and the wind started to blow…
We stayed out until my little guy got cold and then came in. But in the meantime I snapped a few pictures of some flowers and thought I would share with you a few things I have learned about gardening over the years.
Morning Glory is a weed, not a flower.
When I was probably 5 years old I asked my mom why we were pulling the morning glory. It had flowers that I thought were pretty and being a smart girl I knew that weeds were ugly plants. My mom explained that morning glory was a weed and we pulled it anyway.
Weeding the garden somehow took all day long.
Growing up I remember that we absolutely hated weeding the garden. I also remember that for some reason it took us all day long. Probably because we had more dirt fights, water fights and naps in the garden than anything else.
Our growing season in Utah is short.
My first year planting a garden with my husband we tried growing tomatoes from the seed. Come to find out most people grew their tomatoes from plants they purchased at the store. The reason for this was that the growing season in Utah was very short and did not allow enough time for tomato production from the seed.
Read the directions first!
If the package says grow in lots of sun, don’t put it in the shade. If the package says do not use for potting soil, you might want to find another soil to use. My husband and I have made both of these mistakes in our gardening adventures.
I wish I had known this when I was younger.
My husbands uncle reportedly pulled out the entire garden and left all the weeds when he was asked to weed the garden. Incidentally he was never asked to weed the garden again. Wish I had thought of that.
Honestly, I am not a ‘green thumb’. I read a story about growing a pineapple and that it takes 2 years. At this point I am not going to attempt that because I know I kill plants a lot faster than that!