When I retired friends asked what I would do with all my free time.
“Oh, just more of the good things.” I said, “Reading, theatre, tennis, travel.”
“Try something new, try gardening,” some suggested, “it’s great physical exercise and surprisingly spiritual. Try planting veggies.”
“Gardening’s not for me”. I insisted, “ I don’t have a green thumb.”
But my son does, in fact he’s worked on an organic farm. “Take a garden plot and I’ll plant.”, he promised.
And so he planted – peppers, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, lettuce and shiny purple eggplant. And we weeded and watered and watched our garden grow.
You know, I think next summer I’ll try strawberries.
Dana Susan Lehrman