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3/23/12 8:57 A

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It's the whole pricess from the planning to the reaping then the eating of what I grow. Fortunately I don't hace to deal with deers rabbits etc although I would get a big kick out of it.

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3/22/12 6:25 P

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I love gardening and it is not just putting seeds in the ground. Fertilizing, tilling, putting up the fence to keep rabbits and deer out and water so fertilizer goes in the dirt. Then I will put the seeds and plants in that I have. A lot of work during the warm weather but I lover it and love to eat what I grow. Now I have only been gardening since 08 but I always had my flower gardens. Food gardening is a lot different but I am putting a lot of things that come up each years so I don't have to replant and that helps. Found 2 radishes when we did the tilling so I will eat them. Have fun and enjoy the food.

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3/18/12 11:22 P

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Yes it is! I just started some seeds for veggie & you would think I had won an Oscar for the delight I felt in seeing the tiny shoots coming out. It is soothing to me to spend time.

I've had so much stress over the last few years & restarting my container garden has ben meditative & comforting.

And then the langiappe of food @ the end is a delicious cherry on too.

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3/18/12 11:19 A

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Gardening is WAY more than gardening! I have a fairly boring job, little stimulation. Coming home to my garden and seeing how my things are growing is so rejuvenating, such a big sense of accomplishment. And there's nothing like picking something fresh out of the garden to have for dinner, it just makes me feel like I do something really good and positive in my life.

What's the saying? 'The worst day in the garden is better than the best day at work!' Yeah!

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3/15/12 9:18 A

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Amen to that! yes, my garden is the place I where I connect with reality, with my soul, with God. We are so blessed! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/14/12 9:10 P

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I also agree! I go to my garden for peace and connection with my roots....I grew up on a farm and my mom always had a big garden. Working in the soil and with plants is very theraputic for me.

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3/13/12 1:29 P

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I absolutely agree with you all. I go to my garden for peace. I go to my garden to work off frustrations - for food - for all kinds of nourishment. When the weather gets nice out - I just want to be out there. Hard to explain to a non-gardener.....

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3/13/12 12:12 P

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It does help me to focus on something other than life's road blocks.

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3/13/12 2:47 A

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Amen to that - it's always been my "therapy" - defuser, praying time, exercise, dreaming time, peace and rehabilitation time, --- oh yes, soooo much more than growing food.

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3/12/12 11:09 P

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It's joy and I found out, cardio, too LoL

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3/12/12 10:41 P

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I agree. I felt so good Saturday when I finally planted some things. I know that here is SoCal I could have planted earlier, but the time change means I can water and putter after work. Makes a big difference. emoticon

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3/12/12 8:27 P

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I have a stopping stone in my garden that says "An hour in the garden puts life's problems in perspective."

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3/12/12 8:09 P

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I was just outside, looking around at my "old" garden area, I'm moving my garden to a bigger area of my yard. I've been in kinda a funky mood the past week, with talks of my favorite QB maybe getting messed over, the anniversary of my step-dad's death, ect. Anyway, while looking around, I noticed that there were some green carrot tops! So, I went over and...plucked up a carrot!! okay, it made a "baby carrot" look huge, but the more I dug, the more I saw CARROTS!! It was like God & my garden reminding me, no matter how grey the winter is...there is ALWAYS spring & summer! And gardening!
Another note, last year, when I got fired, guess where I hung out...my garden. Guess who I recommited my life to in my garden...God!! Gardening is WAY more than just growing food!

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