Gardening Failures You Can Learn From


We moved to our home just a mere 10 years ago.
We had no idea we wanted to be homesteaders then, let alone as self sufficient as we are. We just wanted to raise our family, in a home with a decent sized backyard. Who knew we would be able to turn that backyard into the ability to raise 75% of our family’s food each year? Certainly not us! However, we have made so many mistakes along the way. And, as part of our learning, mistakes are AWESOME. They tell us what didn’t work, and give us the ability to try again.
The first mistake we made was we didn’t plan.
That seems to be our biggest mistake in any undertaking, the lack of think through and planning for the final project. We had come across some great books on square foot gardening, and thought “that’s really cool, totally for us”
Our next big mistake was thinking that we needed to plant all the plants at the same time. I had no idea that some plants needed different temperatures.
The thing is, we didn’t give up. No matter what, we had to keep trying. Learning what worked and what didn’t work was the best thing for us. Each year, we took away both successes and failures and made it better the following year.

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