Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening

Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening

"What?!?  You don't enjoy digging in the dirt?  It's such a satisfying, healthy and noble pursuit!

But to tell the truth,  I would much rather be doing just about anything other than digging in the dirt. It's not just a lot of work, either. To me, gardening feels artificial.  It's a way of coercing nature into growing what we want where we want it.

Houseplants bother me, too.   There is nothing sadder that a potted plant in a house.   Don't plants belong outside with other plants?   Not crammed into a pot and dependent on me to remember when to water.   I don't usually get that right and they wilt.

That's why I like foraging.  You can leave nature alone and accept what happens to be around at the time.  Nature knows far more than I ever will about tending to plants - so I decorate my house with plastic imitations and have lunch on the lawn.