James, did someone teach you gardening or did you just start out on your own?
Good question DeborahL.
I grew up on a farm. My father always had a veggie garden. Of course I tagged along. I saw what Dad did, but never gave it much thought until after I was married and had my very own garden and a family to feed. I guess aside from those early experiences, and what my Father taught, I have had lots of time to practice.
I read, and talked to other gardeners to get ideas. Nothing teaches like doing though.
I have had my share of disapointments, my share of failures, and I still have some of those. It goes with the territory I have decided. You plant in faith and hope. All that aside, the benefits of a garden far outweigh the frustrations. I always get a harvest ........ of something.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-