- You can't be sure when you start that anything will go well.
- Insects, the weather, the soil, other animals, and other people all have other plans for your stuff. They usually don't tell you first.
- There's never a time when everything is going perfectly.
- Weeds will grow no matter what.
- Most of the time, none of it makes sense.
Gee. This could be a list of five things about life. It could also be a list of five reasons I garden.