One day last month, I bought tall green chard, tender sweet pea pods, and broccoli like I have never been able to grow, from the local farmers at the Market. For about $3.00 I bought 3 or 4 times the scant handful of tough pea pods I was able to glean from the tangle of pea plants in my own garden. The chard I bought was three times as tall and full as the little leaves of my chard, which is embraced on every side by the pea plants.
I thought, Dad always told me gardening was a waste of my time. Is he right? Or is it just that I am a novice and haven't yet learned the fundamentals of creating a healthy garden?
Maybe my gardening style is a bit on the wylde side.