I am in no way an experienced gardener. In fact, this year I planted my first “real” vegetable garden. (And by real, I mean a garden that has more than one plant and is planted in the actual ground and not in a container. This is the first summer I’ve had the space for it.)
But I have quickly come to love my vegetable garden. So here are my top 5 reasons for vegetable gardening…
(1) The weeds. Seriously. Now I understand why the Bible compares sins to weeds. I get it.
(2) Yummy fresh vegetables. We planted tomatoes (roma and cherry), green peppers, zucchini, and beets. I know, it’s small-scale. But I’m hoping for a bigger garden next year!
(3) A way to put your kids to work (and teach them something at the same time).
(4) Exercise. Kind of.
(5) Photo ops…
P.S. – if you don’t have enough land for a veggie garden, how about an herb garden?