Times are changing. Gardening now includes eatables. In my son-in-law's backyard, we built 7 boxes and are veggie gardening in raised beds. Here's a picture of our Swiss chard. Isn't it lovely?
Some thing we're learning:
1. Veggies are meant to be harvested. In my flower gardening days, I seldom picked. I like the flowers where they are planted. Not so with veggies.
2. How many tomatoes and zucchini can you really eat without getting tired of them?
3. Thinning is important.
4. Spacing is an important skill.
Are we excited about our veggie garden? You bet. Will we do it next year? You bet. And next year we will be more experienced and better veggie gardeners.