I bet you’ve heard the term ‘true leaves’ tossed around in the gardening community like common every day jargon. But if you’re new to gardening, the term may not be as obvious as experienced gardeners may think. Recognizing true leaves on your tiny seedlings and understanding what to do when they appear is critical to the success of your seed starting efforts.
There is always something to do in the garden. On any given day, there’s plenty to keep me busy. Weeding, watering, deadheading, and harvesting is in a gardener’s job description. And oh, let’s not forget the job of pest patrol – especially if you are an organic gardener, which can mean picking off bugs, slugs and worms by hand.
But there is also a slowness about gardening. And that’s the space I try to settle into every day, if only for ten minutes, despite the many tasks that beg for my attention.