Is Tom Petty a gardener?

Because the waiting really is the hardest part. I wait in vain for the berries, because the birds will beat me to them. I usually have tomatoes by the fourth of July, but this year's cool weather means it may be another week--and I hope the tomatoes can outrun the funk (early blight or Septoria) already affecting the lower leaves. I am jinxing myself by being pleased nothing has eaten the borlotti beans, because the cowpeas are eaten as soon as I plant them. We'll soon have shisito peppers, the garlic will be dug any day now, and I have a few okra plants underway. It's all a matter of fighting the critters these days.