Note to Self:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Grow Your Own...


It is still pretty early in the growing season for Western New York State (and we had a late start) but some things are already coming to fruition. Tonight, for example, I was able to make an excellent green and red leaf salad flavored with herbs (and one single piece of broccoli) that my son and I ate with pizza, which I carried home on a bike. For those who grow a victory garden you know that it's a lot of hard work and takes time, but you also know the joy it brings. There are plenty of reasons a person should grow their own food (or at least some of it), but to me their is none other greater reason than walking out my front door and picking food that is still warm from the sun (can't get much more local than that). But still I wait, because it's only a few more weeks until the tomatoes and peppers come.

2 comments:

Jesse Smith said...

I was actually pleasant surprised that gardening was not as much hard work as I expected. A bit of up-front work to set things up, but after that it mostly just grows by itself.

This year I only got my tomatoes and peppers in the ground last weekend, so I'm going to be waiting a long time to enjoy them...

Joe said...

Jesse,

Yes, growing your own food is very rewarding...but sometimes the wait is difficult. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.