There are so many gardening lessons to be learned. Here are twelve of the biggest takeaways from my first year of outdoor gardening.
12 GARDEN LESSONS I LEARNED THE HARD WAY
Before we begin, I want to say that I spent a decade dreaming about having a big garden. My mother liked keeping a sizable garden and I loved working in it as a teenager.
For as long as I daydreamed about working the earth, I kept a container garden on just about every apartment balcony I had. I mostly grew herbs.
My basil would always die and squirrels would rob me blind whenever an heirloom tomato started to ripen.
When I finally had the opportunity to have a real vegetable patch and herb bed, this is what I learned.…