To say that something is tenacious means we view it as determined and persistent.
When we talk about life in the garden (or the refrigerator), tenacious is the only word that comes even close to conveying the unrelenting drive to survive of every seed, root, bug, egg, or microbe with a DNA strand.
After the wonderful chaos of the Thanksgiving weekend, this onion survivalist was found in a plastic container in the back of my fridge.
This onion, mutilated, severed, and chilled, exemplifies the battle that gardeners face on a daily basis against weeds, pests, and disease.
To be a successful gardener, one must be as tenacious as this onion. Against countless obstacles, we gardeners must strive to put down roots and provide a rich growing medium for those in our charge. We must also reach upward and outward for energizing sunlight and faith that we can continue. And we must be sure to stay hydrated.
If this onion can keep trying, so can we. Happy holidays!
You can grow a surprising amount of food in your own yard. Ask me how!