It turns out my garden plot is one of the “new” plots the park district created for this growing season. The soil wasn’t great to start with, but the bigger problem is that it’s on the low side.
We had torrential rain this spring, and my plot was completely underwater for about six weeks.
My gardening neighbor was able to get a new plot in the center. The rest of us just watched our gardens rot.
When things finally dried out, I could have replanted. But, to be honest, I didn’t have the heart.
So. Much. Work. Down. The. Tubes.
It just makes me sick.
But the alternative—investing more resources into something that isn’t healthy to begin with—isn’t good either.Sometimes we just have to cut our losses and move on. Is it painful? Yes. But this is life too.
Sometimes we work really hard and our garden dies.