Lettuce and Herb Gardeners – That is Not Me and It is Okay!


Gardening is an activity that I began 4 years ago. I had always wanted to garden, but it was 4 years ago that I finally felt like I could take it on. In these 4 years, my garden has flourished and my garden has failed. Each and every year I learn something (actually many things) that I did not know the year before. This year, I learned that I am NOT a gardener that is good at or enjoys growing lettuce or herbs.

Now, lettuce and herbs are things that I adore eating. They are plants that I have always grown, since the start of my garden. I have tried, and in some years, I have succeeded. They look beautiful and then….they flower. I let them go a day (okay, maybe two) too long. It causes me anxiety trying to keep up with harvesting them, and that’s why I am cutting ties with this futile pursuit after this gardening season.

This is a HUGE life lesson for me. I am trying to embrace it with all I have since, though it sounds really funny, it is one thing that I struggle with in life: saying no. I am a person that believes that I can do anything. I take someone saying that something is hard or can’t be done, as a challenge. But when it comes to growing lettuce and herbs, I have other gardening strengths (like growing eggplant) that I would rather spend my time on. I don’t need to do it all.

So, I am saying goodbye.

To lettuce, basil, cilantro, and parsley: There are many farmers that will be glad to grow you, and from them I will buy you and enjoy all you have to offer (which is a lot)!

I still love you, just not in my garden….

P.S. Mint and rosemary, you are welcome to stay because I am not sure that I could get rid of you evenĀ if I tried. šŸ˜‰

I am finding Motivation Monday incredibly inspiring and motivating! Started by Barb fromĀ A Life in BalanceĀ and Stephanie fromĀ Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom, I have enjoyed reading this link-up for a long time now. It is a great way to start the week!



About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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