Gardening again

Sunday, January 24, 2010

It sounds funny, but Ian and I had decided to NOT grow a garden this year. Last year, we figured we spent over $400 for the bushels of tomatoes, 3 eggplants and one green pepper that we were able to harvest. It was a bad return on our investment, not only the money, but the time and labor spent. But today, I decided that I would plant a garden again anyway. I really enjoy the sensory experiance of planting the seeds, watering the plants, looking for bugs. And then there is the reward of a warm juicy tomato fresh from the garden, sweet eggplant, and the basil. Ahh the basil. we had so much basil I made home-made dressing using olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a handful of basil once or twice per week. All I had to do is step into the backyard to harvest it.

So back to the garden I went today to start cleaning up the plot. It was great. The sky was blue, the air was fresh, the sun warm. What a lovely day. And I enjoyed it. I may have enjoyed it $400 worth.

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