Gardening is an activity that many people find fulfilling. But sometimes it can feel overwhelming.
How about you?
Whether it's trying to figure out what's eating the lettuce or feeling tired of weeding, there are times when gardening becomes disheartening.
However, there are ways to overcome these moments of discouragement and rediscover the joy of gardening.
Marion Owen, the Gardener's Coach, shares 10 inner gardening tools that are just as important as gardening equipment. These tools can help people get back into the groove and remember why they started gardening in the first place.
The following are some of the key points shared by Owen in her video: Don't Give Up! How to Get Your Gardening Mojo Back.
How to Overcome Gardening Discouragement
Take a Break
If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated with your garden, it might be time to step back and take a break. By giving yourself some time away from the garden, you can come back with fresh eyes and a new perspective.
According to Owen, the brain continues to come up with solutions even while you're sleeping. Sometimes, taking a break is all that is needed to find the answer.
QUICK TIP: TAKE A "NAPPACCINO"!
Enjoy a cup of coffee. Then take a 20-minute nap. When you wake up, the caffeine will be in your system and you'll be ready to pull weeds!
Focus On the Positive
It's easy to compare your garden to someone else's and come up short. Instead of dwelling on what's not going well in your garden, focus on what is thriving.
Celebrate even the smallest successes, like setting up a compost area or growing a patch of flowers for bumblebees. Owen recommends taking pictures and keeping a journal to document your progress.
Practice Slow Gardening
Plants remind us to slow down and pay attention to the tiny details.
Slow gardening is about taking the time to notice the small things, like the tiny new flower buds or the one aphid that could lead to a full-blown aphid invasion.
To be in tune with your plants, you need to slow down and give them the attention they deserve.
Gardening is not a competition or a race. If you're feeling overwhelmed, it's okay to scale back a bit. You don't need to grow 30 kinds of garlic or have a huge garden to find satisfaction in gardening.
Starting small, with one raised bed or a couple of containers on your deck, can still bring joy and fulfillment.
Gardening is a process, and it's normal to make mistakes. Owen encourages gardeners to embrace imperfection and not worry about having the perfect garden. Playing in the dirt is messy, and you don't need to get everything perfect.
The journey is the most important part of gardening, not the end result.
Learn from Others
When visiting a neighbor's garden or shopping for plants at a garden center, avoid thinking negatively about your own garden. Instead, go with the intention of learning.
Ask questions that come from a place of non-judgment, and you'll be more open to answers.
Remember, gardening is a process, and we all make mistakes.
The Last Word...
These are just a few of the tips that Owen shares in her video. By incorporating these inner gardening tools, you can overcome feelings of discouragement and rediscover the joy of gardening.
As Owen says, "gardening is good for the soul," and with the right mindset, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling activity for everyone.
Why Your Compost Doesn't Get HOT and 10 Easy Ways To Fix It
Gardeners tell me there's nothing more frustrating than to invest tons of time and energy into making compost, only to have it turn into a soggy, smelly mess. Or dry out altogether so it just sits there.
That's why I created this guide: To help you assess your compost and then apply solutions so you can get your compost pile back on its feet.
Take a moment to imagine a greener lawn, tastier veggies, and a garden that's a made-in-heaven dream to maintain.
With Marion's guide you can get finished Compost in only Six Weeks!
Who is Marion Owen?
Learn the fine art of nurturing your dream garden using organic methods that have been fine-tuned over 35 years by Marion Owen, New York Times bestselling author.
Gardening techniques that have been proven to work by Marion's students longing for their own dream garden in landscapes as diverse as North America, India, Europe, UK and Australia.
Finally, you can throw away all those harsh chemicals, as Marion only teaches methods that are in tune with Mother Nature!
Marion Owen's approach to fulfilling your dream garden will save you hundreds of dollar. At the same time bring natural vitality to you, your family and the planet.
Start to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables using a methodology in harmony with the natural environment.