I only remember having a garden when I was very young. Based on what was written on the back of this picture, I was five (man, I miss my mushroom cut). I wanted my kids to have memories of a garden like I do, so we’ve had a garden in our yard for the last three years. We plant tomatoes, picking cucumbers, onions, squash, zucchini, and green peppers. Last year we even grew broccoli and I didn’t even know what it would look like!
Wendell Berry writes that for most of people, ” . . . food is pretty much an abstract idea—something they do not know or imagine—until it appears on the grocery shelf or on the table.” I don’t want that to be true for my kids. So we garden.
Day 25 of your stories: garden.
Do you garden? What do you love most about it? Did you have a garden growing up? What do you remember about it? Write about gardening today.