I feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew, and my eyes are bigger than my stomach but I really want what I want, so I will work hard to get there. My garden is huge. Last time it was built up slowly over 10 years. This time I want it all done in 10 weeks. Actually I have longer than that but it sounds more dramatic that way.
Winter isn’t the best time to be doing all of this either – well it is because it is a behind the scenes kind of a season where nothing much is growing and if I pull it all off, I will meet my goal of being ready for the new season. I am desperate to meet this goal because buying vegetables is beginning to wear thin. I don’t mind buying onion, garlic and spuds when my crops run out… but to have to buy other simple easy to grow things that should be safely tucked up in my freezer or out in the garden to be pulled at my leisure like a fresh carrot…. To me I can see the benefits to growing, in taste, freshness and lack of plastic wrap very clearly and I’m keen to remove the cost of veggies from my weekly shop. This keeps me motivated, that and realising the vision in my head of the finished garden in full flourish – it will look magnificent.
The problem is winter is cold and wet and often times miserable and it is much more preferable to be wrapped up warm by the heater. It is easy to get down on myself for not achieving much on a daily basis. Fortunately I have installed a time lapse camera overlooking the garden and can see just how much I have achieved in as little as one month! I don’t feel so bad about it all now and I’m encouraged to carry on. Every little bit helps. I will get there in the end – determined and exhausted. But it will be well worth it.
You can see for yourself just how far I’ve come by checking out my timelapse footage:
Come again soon – progress is being made and Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Sarah the Gardener : o)