|Earthbox tomatoes at 57 days|
Yes, the big garden was usually a pain from the tilling, to the backbreaking planting, weeding, and harvesting. When the weather was hot and buggy outside, weeding or harvesting the vegetables was the last thing I wanted to be doing as a kid. Of course, I had no idea how much I would miss it one day.
Later in life when I was in college and beyond, I found out that vegetables in the stores did not match up to what I grew up eating. They were either not ripe enough or the taste just wasn't as good. The prices on some of these in the store for the quality is hard to comprehend. Sometimes in our local grocery stores, it is hard to find produce in stock, let alone vegetables that are good quality.