I picked a cardboard box full of tomatoes this morning. In this picture are some of the more attractive ones: Better Boy, Indigo Rose, Yellow Pear, Roma, and Purple Calabash. I really enjoy the variety.
Renae came with me (she mowed about three acres while I worked in the garden). I enjoy it immensely when we spend time together out there. She picked more blueberries too. An added bonus was that our grandson, Nolan, was with us.
Why Plant a Vegetable Garden?
Vegetable gardening is a favorite pastime for a lot of people. From patio gardeners, backyard gardeners, large gardens, or large scale farming, more and more people are getting into the dirt of things.
Here’s a few reasons why:
- Homegrown vegetables are better. They taste fresher and have higher nutrition since they are harvested closer to their peak ripeness. Yes, you can tell the difference.
- Homegrown vegetables usually cost less than if they were bought in the store. A lost less.
- Gardening provides a means of exercise, recreation, therapy, and an opportunity to experience closeness to nature.
- Statements such as, “Let me show you my garden” or “I grew that” demonstrate how much the gardener enjoys the practice.
However, remember to make your garden just large enough so that it will meet your needs but will not become a burden to care for.