Best hobby ever…

Kale babies!

There is truly no better hobby than gardening.
I’ve had a small container garden since May 2011. I’ve grown tomatoes, jalapeno, and bell peppers, strawberries, kale, spinach, garlic, broccoli and quite a few herbs, including basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro and lavender.
So why do I think this is the greatest hobby on earth?
For one thing, it occupies the mind and the body. Especially in today’s desk-job-dominated world, it feels so good to get your hands in dirt and do something physical.
Gardening isn’t just cheap. It can actually save you money. If your garden is prolific enough, your fruits and veggies will more than make up for any costs you’ve incurred.
And for a sense of accomplishment, you just can’t beat it! You start off with a seed, then get a baby plant. Then the plant grows into a larger plant. Then, unless you’re growing for the leaves, flowers bloom on those plants. Then, fruits come out of the flowers. Those fruits grow bigger and ripen until they’re ready to pick. Then, those teeny tiny seeds have become your dinner!
I will be going into these ideas, plus the story of how I started gardening, in further posts. My apologies if this post is rambling/uninformativeā€¦lots of gardening-post ideas swimming around inside my head!

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