In the middle of winter, when we’ve been stuck inside for months, it is easy to get excited about gardening. On that first warm day of spring, everyone is outside and ready to enjoy seeing nature come back to life. That feeling almost always sparks people’s interest in starting a garden, especially this year, when many of us found ourselves stuck at home. Gardening can be very rewarding, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges and disappointments.
If you happen to be experiencing some of these challenges, you are not alone. This is the time of year when most gardeners really start to feel the pressure, and thankfully there are people that can help! First and foremost, don’t give up! Although it can be discouraging when something doesn’t go as planned in the garden, I encourage you to stick with it.
After some crazy weather this spring, I’ve had my fair share of gardening mishaps already. From my seedlings dying because they got too hot AND too cold to my “not so reliable” greenhouse literally blowing away! At times it just seems never-ending. Just last week, I discovered some flea beetles on my potato plants and had to break out the Neem Oil to protect the plants from future damage. It really is an endless process, but at the end of the day, the satisfaction of eating food from your garden outweighs all of the challenges you go through to get there. I promise!
From the obvious weeds, pests, and diseases, to those certain plants that are just too picky about how much water they get, there is a lot that can go wrong. However, with some quick thinking and background knowledge, the employees at Rohrer Seeds can hopefully help you make it through these challenges. So, the next time you have a problem, stop in and see them or give them a call, and I’m sure they would be happy to help. The most important thing to remember is that even if something goes wrong, you can learn from your mistakes and try again next year!