Growing plants is like any other area of life –
think of bringing up children – you have an idea of how it will be,
you read the books, draw on what you see as relevant inspiration, plan and imagine…
then you make an eager, naieve start and some things go well.
Others less so – you have to change your ideas, increase your understanding,
re-evaluate and settle for something different – not less, maybe better in many ways.
a rich journey, with highs and lows along the way.
A wonderful trip, as we learn how we fit into the world.
As we make our tiny but meaningful contributions.
Small but significant fish in a very large ocean.