Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The reason I garden

I garden for countless reasons.  Chief among them is taste.  
You cannot buy a strawberry as sweet as the first strawberry from your very own garden in late May.  You cannot buy a salad of wrinkled crinkled cress, mizuna, arugula and red veined spinach that was picked minutes ago.  You cannot buy a radish pulled from the ground seconds ago.  Gardening tastes so good.  It tastes especially good in the last weeks of May as we harvest our first early salads, watch flowers form on the snow peas, watch in awe as the radishes and turnips grow bigger and bigger.  I love gardening in every season, for so many reasons, but I especially love gardening in the moment that I savor the first ripe strawberry of the season.

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