This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

tasty, healthy and priceless ...

I love this comment from Soilman so I'm posting it again!

'Efficiency' is what we're all desperately trying to get away from at an a community garden or UK allotment site. 'Efficiency' means chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers and machinery. That's what commercial farmers do... unfortunately. With all the resulting freakery and horror that they inflict upon our food.

I adore 'inefficiency'. It's tasty, healthy and priceless.


Blogger Chiot's Run said...

I love inefficiency as well, if I wanted to be efficient I'd buy my food at the store. I however go more for taste than efficiency, so tomatoes that fruit later, beets that grow longer, I'm willing to wait for taste!

May 26, 2009 3:51 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

I love Soilman too, when I can I read his blog alongwith yours on a daily basis. I love his naughty comment and intelligent reaction, initially I was taken back by his direct repartee but hey why not! Comment and thoughtful conversation are gradually being lost. I am not a political animal but to my mind, ground and fields have been turned into single and specific crop growth areas before culminating in pestial problems due to lack of other plants, weeds that attract pollinating or other such benficial insects or plants.
I would say come and discover, you will leave our plots and gardens smiling.
Marian (LondonUK)


May 26, 2009 4:39 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I don't know if I object so much to the commercial growers methods. Of course they need to consider price/cost and there are many mouths to feed.

But, if you have the time, there's nothing like good old fashioned, tasty, healthy and priceless inefficiency.

May 26, 2009 7:58 PM

Blogger Omah's Helping Hands said...

That's good! I like that.

June 01, 2009 9:44 PM


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