I'm always getting ahead of myself with this slow living caper. What a great phrase! 'Ahead of myself.' It's not possible to be in front of where you are standing yet this is exactly what I keep doing to myself.
I am so determined to be living a life where I use hardly any energy and produce little waste, that I keep introducing new ways of doing things before I am organised. All the things I have introduced are fantastic but I don't always go about things in a rational manner.
For example, I don't want to buy commercial seedlings in a wasteful, singleuse plastic punnet so I raise all my seedlings from seed. But I don't have a clue what I'm doing!!!
I get them to germinate okay but then from germination through to transplanting them in the garden, not much happens. I keep watering and I feed them seaweed solution or weed tea but..... that bit I'm always waiting for never happens. You know. The bit where they flourish?!
I don't have this problem in autumn and winter. It's the spring veggies I can't master. But why, oh why can't I forgo my principles and buy plants from the garden centre; healthy, big plants that will stand half a chance of becoming established. I think I need to back up a bit. There's no point trying to live from our garden when I'm just a learner.