Although my blog so far does not support the fact, one of my favorite hobbies after writing is gardening. I started on WordPress at the end October which in Virginia is past our growing season. Consequently I have not had a gardening topic as a post on my blog. That will soon change as I intend to share my years of gardening experience in this space. We have planted a garden every years since we had our own patch of ground starting in May of 1994.
In these intervening years our gardens have sported a wide variety of vegetables, including: potatoes, beans, peppers, tomatoes, melons, squash, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, lettuce and other vegetables. We enjoy the process, which allows us to enjoy the warmer weather and beauty of nature. Planting a seed or seedling and watching it develop into a mature plant with mature “fruit” is something my wife and I enjoy immensely.
Fresh vegetables have a unique taste. We also like the sense of accomplishment that accompanies the completion of the harvest. We can take these vegetables and make other items, such as spaghetti sauce, salsa, soups and the like with combinations of the vegetables.
My other G topic is greenhouses. From 2002 through 2007 I operated a greenhouse business where I sold flowers and vegetables. During this stretch I grew thousands of flowers and vegetables for resale and had such a wonderful experience learning how to grow all the different varieties. Unfortunately the economics of greenhouses is such that you have a difficult time competing against the large national retailers such as Wal Mart, Lowes and the like.
I invite you to join the fun. If you are interested you can follow this link to the April A to Z Blogging Challenge.
SPECIAL NOTE : I would like to use this space to offer a heartfelt thank you to Arlee Byrd, the founder of this challenge. I am happy to see his vision become such a great success. Leaders always step out of the pack to create something special. We want Arlee to know how much we appreciate his genius.
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