Gardening in a (Tempera)Mental Climate

calendulaGreetings Edible Backyarders,

Us gardeners get a bit worried about mild winters. No rest for our deciduous plants (friends have blossom on their pear tree!), no break from weeds and pests …  it’s too warm for my liking, but it’s not like I can do anything about it.

Every season throws new stuff at us (it’s what keeps gardening exciting!), and this erratic weather phase we’re in is making gardening especially edgy. All we can do is roll with it.

When you get stuck about what to do and how to do it, find another gardener and have a brain storm. Gardeners (as you well know) do so love any chance to talk gardening.

Being prepared to play a little also helps. We’re all feeling our way in this changing climate. So try not to get hung up on the perfect crop/ timing/ health etc. Experiment, trust your intuition and focus on the learning rather than the outcomes. This gardening journey were on sure is illuminating – just do what you know, and enjoy the ride.

Yours in the earth, Kath