Gardening Equations

Maters with the “Ta”

We have tow-maters growing in our garden! (Sorry for the lame Cars reference, but I couldn’t help myself!). Our squash and our cucumbers are also flowering and I am stoked about that. It is fun to watch our garden grow. Hoping and praying that the birds don’t get them. But either way, I am learning to garden, and that is fruit enough, I suppose.

I am learning that gardening really isn’t that hard. It looks scarier than it is. There is, of course, some hard labor in the beginning getting things planted, but now all I do is go out there and spray them with the hose. Any dummy can do that, right?

But here’s what I am learning gardening does require: a little bit of time and a lot of dedication. Watering doesn’t take very long, but I have to be dedicated to do it every day, or else the plants will die. I guess that is like a lot of things in life. Some things in life can look scary, overwhelming and utterly impossible. But if you commit the time and dedicate yourself to doing it, you will most likely see some fruit.

At the suggestion of Melissa from Writing for Daisies, I decided to e-mail my best-selling-author-previous professor, and congratulate him on his success and tell him how it inspired me (to stay up late dreamingโ€ฆ) and he actually wrote me back! I made some comment about hard work and he wrote, “You’re right, of course. Success in just about anything has more to do with sweat than inspiration.”

Good reminder. I can dream till the cows come home, but am I willing to work hard with all my might to achieve my goals?

Ah well, deep thoughts. I meant to write about tomatoes. But I guess they are pretty boring.

Although, on the other hand, I suppose they are teaching me what life is all about. Soil + Water + Sunshine = Towmater; Time + Dedication + Labor = Fruit.

3 thoughts on “Gardening Equations

  1. C.B. Wentworth says:

    Gardens are a lot of work, but the joy they bring is worth the labor. I started one this year after a long hiatus and it feels great to go outside and be among the green. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. happykidshappymom says:

    Hey — you did it! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a treat to visit your blog and see that you e-mailed your professor. And I’m so happy he wrote you back. Sounds like his advice fits right in with your current growing season. And as for the Cars reference? First thing I thought of. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go moms!

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