Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Existential Musings From a Bewildered Gardener

This is the seventh year that I am growing vegetables in my garden, but the process still fascinates me.

To think that these radish seeds . . .

grow into these seedlings . . .

after five to seven days (if the weather cooperates)
is mind-boggling.

Despite knowing the science behind it, I'm still at a loss for deeper understanding.

And my amazement will grow when, in three to four weeks, I'll pull mature radishes with edible greens from the ground.

Did I mention that no pesticides were used in the writing of this post?

Did I mention how much healthier and knowledgeable I think we would be as a society if our kids experienced the growing process?


Paul said...

I, too, am so amazed at this process. I happen to believe, though, that God Himself causes our food to grow and allows us to enjoy it all. I can't find any better explanation. What a perfect plan!

I couldn't agree with you more about teaching this to our children. And I'm a first time gardener, so we're all learning as we go at our house. Great post, Rob.


Chef Rob said...


You'll be amazed at how much you learn just by trial and error.