Is Gardening Absolutely Radishing To You Or Not?
I am a keen gardener, not so much on the ornamental side – more admittedly on the organic and sustainable side to growing vegetables, producing compost and fruit and herbs with companion flower planting – but end of the day l love nothing more than being out in the garden. It’s relaxing, a great way to unwind and becoming one for a short whilst with the inner wildlife gardener in me.
Producing vegetables for the table awards a great deal of satisfaction, a thorough level of enjoyment and also a sense of pride that l have taken something from virtually nothing and through work [some of it hard] and am able to produce something good enough to eat.
But of course NOT everyone is the same as me, some might enjoy gardening but don’t have the time, or the space or even just the inclination … l mean why grow vegetables in your space when it is way easier to pop down to the local green grocers or vegetable seller and buy direct – that way there is no fuss.
I can see that point of view – gardening whilst enjoyable does mean initially that there is work, at the start of a new project it can mean a lot of hard work, it can be messy, frustrating and stressfull, especially when Mother Nature and the weathers are not playing ball with your carefully structured plan – BUT hey, nothing in life is without some difficulty right?
The questions here are these ….
What do you like or dislike about gardening – be this fruit, herbs, vegetables or ornamental ?
What would make your life easier if you were new to gardening?
What frustrates you with gardening?
Finally if you have never gardened be this for the table or for the aesthetic aspect of ornamental flowers and shrubbery – what has stopped you?
Anyway that’s me … now how about you?