I’m starting to think I’m not very good at this whole vegetable gardening thing. Everything I planted is growing so slowly it seems to not be really growing at all. I’m just now getting flowers on my pea vines, something mows down my lettuce as soon as it gets more than an inch high, even my mint is growing slowly. Mint! It might be my invisible nemesis, nematodes. All I know is that I’m getting mighty discouraged.photo by my mom, Sheila Thomas.