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100 Reasons to Garden

September 7th, 2008

Check out Skippy’s Vegetable Garden to help write the list of 100 reasons to cultivate your own.

Why do I garden? For many of the reasons on the list, particularly:
Exercise with a purpose
To get away from my computer & other technology
To grow some of my own food
So I can eat a tomato that’s still warm from the sun
To be more environmentally friendly
Because I can
For the beauty of plants
For that perfect hydrangea blossom
To make my yard more of a sanctuary for birds & wildlife (except rabbits that eat my lettuce)
To watch a vegetable or fruit go from flower to harvest (see eggplant post)
To have something to put all my rain water on from my rain barrels
Because pulling weeds builds character (at least that’s what I tell myself to get through)
To have something to put my compost on
Because it’s much cheaper than buying flowers every week at the grocery

So why do you garden?

One Comment to “100 Reasons to Garden”
  1. Joe on September 7, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Great post!

    Why I Garden:

    1. To enjoy natural beauty.
    2. To savor home-grown alpine strawberries.
    3. To have a multitude of exotic herbs available for cooking.
    4. To get out of the house.
    5. To have fun!

    Reply to Joe's comment

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