For some people, gardening is a passion. Some people
garden just as a hobby. For still others, it’s a way to feed
their families. We think Shirley MacClaine’s character in
“Steel Magnolias” said it best. “Because that’s what
Southern women do – we wear funny hats and grow things
in the dirt.”
You don’t have to be from the South or be a woman, or
even wear a funny hat to enjoy gardening. The thrill of
seeing your first red, ripe tomato or watching your first stalk
of corn reach from the ground can be an amazing experience
for many people.
Gardening is also a great way to provide healthy food
for you and your loved ones. When you buy produce from
the store, it just isn’t the same as presenting a salad to your
family that came exclusively from your garden worked by
your own two hands.
Many people choose to garden so they can have control
over what type of food they eat without fear of chemicals or
preservatives. Often, commercially grown produce is
cultivated in greenhouses with the use of pesticides and
chemicals to enhance their growth.