Sometimes I just have to sit back and realize that it's all going to be just fine. I have to go to that happy place. The happy place changes from day to day and season to season. Right now, it's the excitement of the coming gardening year.
For all of us gardeners, the next garden is perfect. The weather will be ideal, weeds will be minimal and timing will leave nothing to be desired. The seeds will have excellent germination and I will of course document every little thing that happens, in order to keep a good record of the year. In reality, of course, there will be weeds, crops will do poorly, there will be too little or too much rain, there will be weeds. In short nothing will be perfect. Except, it will be in many ways. There will always be that one crop that did amazing. There will be thing that keeps us all going.
Seeds hold so much promise. They hold the promise of joy and wonder. These tiny little powerhouses will burst forth and amaze us yet again.
I know many who read my blog are gardeners. Some are very experienced and I learn from them and some are new to this. Every year it seems that there are more and more gardeners. Some are here to be 'green', some because they want to save money, some are just doing it for the love of food. Whatever your reason, the joy of seeds is a universal one of hope. They don't have to be neatly cataloged, they don't need to be from the fancy garden catalogs, they just need to be. Enjoy your seeds. Dream of the perfect garden.