|Bright Sunshiny Day|
1) I despise my neighbor's trees -- I live in Ventura County, where millions of dollars of produce is grown during the winter supplying groceries to families all across the nation. And guess what...you never see a row of cypress trees next to the farm land. Imagine the great winter veggies I would have without those cursed trees!
|I Can Get a Lunch out of This|
2) Winter gardening is better than no gardening, however -- Even with the neighbor's trees, I'm still able to pick a few things about every other week. That's swiss chard, green onions, potatoes, and some tiny broccoli.
|One Just Never Knows|
|How Much is THIS Worth?|
5) Veggie growing doesn't save me money, but it does -- Although I don't keep meticulous records...OK, so I don't keep any records at all, I cannot imagine that my total harvest in groceries per year equals what I end up spending in soil amendments, tools, flats of plants (when my seeds are not working out), and raised bed materials. However, my hobby results in food that I really enjoy eating, and that eating supplants some of my indulgences like going out for lunch too often or eating Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese. I would imagine that it will also save me some cholesterol medication in the future, also.
|Mom with Cake Balls|