I am pretty good at using coupons.

I’m not a bad cook.

I’m a marginal seamstress and a wannabe crafter.

But I am a terrible gardener.

Our little garden that started out with so much promise is having a few, er, issues. Granted, this is our learning year, but I don’t feel like I’m learning all that much because while I can see the problems happening, I’m not sure why they’re happening, and I certainly don’t know how to fix them.

Help with these gardening woes!

We love our garden, problems and all.

Luckily I’m sure at least a few of you must know something about gardening, right?

So I thought today I’d ask you all for a little gardening advice. Please, please feel free to throw in your two cents! And believe me, you couldn’t possibly know less than I do on this subject, so any advice will be welcomed. If you’ve never commented before, this is your moment. (And just so you know, I LOVE getting your comments! I can’t always respond to them all, but I do read each and every one, and they always make my day!)

One of the gardening woes: sunflower-eating beetles!

What are these beetles that ate our sunflower, and how can we prevent them from coming back for the next one?

Something has been eating the cabbage. Oh the gardening woes!

What ate our cabbage? How do we stop that from happening?

Not the Sage! Help with these gardening woes.

Why is all my sage turning brown and dying?

Leave the corn alone! Help with these gardening woes.

What ate our corn? How do we prevent it from happening again?

One of the gardening woes: How to know when to harvest potatoes.

What is eating our potatoes? Also, how do you know when potatoes are ready to harvest?

This doesn't look like tomatoes! Invading plants is one of the gardening woes.

What the heck is this thing? We thought we were planting tomatoes!

When are the carrots ready to be harvested? Harvesting times are one of the gardening woes.

How do you know when your carrots are ready?

So there you have it, our gardening woes. Hopefully some of you will be able to help us turn things around, or at least have more success on our next go-round.