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Up to now I have been calmly going about my business, sowing, transplanting, potting up etc.  Then suddenly it all gets too much and I start panicking.  There is just so much to do at this time of year and trying to get everything perfect becomes impossible.  I start to get behind with my jobs, plants start outgrowing their pots, weeds start to take over and before I know it I sink into despair and don't do anything and wish the 'garden fairy' would come and help me.  I hope I'm not the only one who feels like this. 

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Comment by Zoe on May 3, 2011 at 12:34

I'm not worrying about the weeds too much.  From what I can tell weeding is like housework - the more you do the more there is.

 

Don't despair.  The sun will come out this afternoon, so pour yourself a cocktail, sit in the garden & if the mood takes you pot up a couple of seedlings, or do a little weeding.  It'll make everything a little nicer to do.  (My current favourite long cocktail is raspberry vodka, cranberry juice & ice - yummy).

Comment by sweetpea lou on May 3, 2011 at 12:54
I'm not too bothered by weeds. I do believe in getting to them when they are young and I certainly think this manages their population. Although this isn't as simple on the allotment where some plots are never weeded!! I'm learning to be a bit more 'c'est la vie' about weeds there. I am getting a little frantic about my little plants that have been lovingly nurtured for months now that they'll be got by a late frost or some pest. I'm much happier in mid - late June when everything is happily settled into the ground.
Comment by elaine rickett on May 3, 2011 at 13:48
Okay - take deep breaths - relax - everything will be okay.  Unfortunately I don't drink, but I may well take it up just to calm the nerves.
Comment by Caro on May 3, 2011 at 19:02

I have the same mind-set as you Elaine.  The telling phrase is "getting everything perfect" - I reluctantly confess to being a perfectionist - I have a vision in my mind that doesn't always translate well when realistically considering the time available. I also panic, especially when I read other blogs that are showing their burgeoning produce, while my veg sits in packets waiting to be seen to! It can all be a bit overwhelming and I have to just make myself focus on getting the next task done.  Bit by bit, little by little, it will all be okay.  (Or I'll just have less veg than planned for)  ; )

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