Overcoming Gardening Hurdles

When gardening feels more intimidating than fun, I want you to remember that gardening is a journey, not a destination. You’re not going to learn everything there is to know in one year. I’ve been doing it for decades, and the thing I love most about gardening is that I still don’t know it all and I will never know it all. But I know more today than I did yesterday, and tomorrow I will know more than today. That’s what keeps me excited and gets me out of the bed in the morning. Gardening will come with challenges, but each challenge is an opportunity to educate yourself a little bit more. As you do, you’re going to become a better, smarter, more confident gardener.

My biggest gardening hurdle this year is fulfilling a long-time goal of having a greenhouse at the GardenFarm™. The cement slab has been poured — as you can see in the photo at the top of the page — but I don’t have my greenhouse yet. There are still some regulatory hoops to jump through. Seeing this project through will take persistence, which is one of the greatest assets a gardener can have. We buy houses in Chicago

Online Gardening Academy™ member Tom Fisher shared that he owes his gardening success to “accepting that I won’t be able to do everything right, but never giving up.” That really resonated with me. You’re not going to get everything right, but as long as you make progress along the way, that’s okay. Gardening always keeps me on my toes, and I look at that as a good thing.

Before proceeding with solutions to common gardening hurdles, I want to let you know that my popular Online Gardening Academy course Beginning Gardener Fundamentals, is open for enrollment now. And until April 5, I’m offering a $100 discount off the course, which comes with lifetime access and access to a private course-members-only online community. You’ll learn how to successfully make compost and build healthy soil, how to plant properly, the best watering techniques, and raised bed and other gardening methods.

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