For instance, if I want these lovely little sprouts to continue on into the fall, I must help them weather the days of extreme heat. One school of thought says use the lower leaves as they die away and you break them off to serve as a mulch to keep the soil cooler around the plant. Sounds reasonable. On the other hand, ground clutter--even the wood timbers that surround my little garden--invite slugs and snails, which can devastate your garden plants.
Incidentally, if you have a slug problem, here is a great article for dealing with it:
So the old adage proves true: the more you learn, the less you realize you know. Common-sense certainty is replaced by gracious uncertainty, as Oswald Chambers puts it--albeit not about gardening, but the beauty of the tenet certainly shows up there!
The end result: trust and hope fill the void left by pride's exit. May we all have gardens offer such beneficial produce!