What Part Of Gardening You Like The Best?

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  1. iamawriter

    iamawriter Well-Known Member
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    Gardening is my passion and I have experimented with everything that comes under the category of gardening. What excites me most is to see something that I least expect. Today I saw four hawaiian flowers blooming on my new plant. There is yet another think that satisfies and that is when we get climbers to harvest our mangoes. These days it is difficult to get labour. This year it happened. We were able sell and enjoy them.

    What is your story? mangoes.jpg
     
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    The harvesting part. During harvest when the plants yield as expected, you are nothing but happy, you forget the stress it took to cultivate them.
     
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  4. Koala

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    Bishop, haha! I also enjoy that part and the part where I can see everything that I've grown. The moment when you see all your hard work and effort pay off. It gives me this great feeling of satisfaction and being productive. It's just amazing when you can grow something and then actually use it for your meals.

    It gives you a sense of accomplishment and that's what I love about gardening. On top of that, it also saves a lot of money since you can just get most of the things you grow right off your garden.

    You have really beautiful mangos, by the way, good job!
     
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  5. iamawriter

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    My joy as I have stated in my post was when I got an efficient plucker. Harvesting mangoes needs to be done deftly. If a mango falls down while plucking it will rot when kept for ripening. It was a joy watching this guy do his job so well. Those mangoes that you see in the picture are called Bennet Alphonso the best variety that we have in our garden.

    Your joy is justified when you see the results of your efforts not to ignore the fact that you save money too.
     
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  6. iamawriter

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    Whatever you harvest is it for your own use? We have more than what we need of certain fruits. We give away much of that and ofcourse birds get their share. In fact our garden is designed with birds in mind.
     
  7. Tom Williams

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    Fruits veggies berries all can be canned to save and use later im surprised by how little is know about canning with a pressure cooker these days 1
     
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  8. iamawriter

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    Juice is what I make from cherries, bell fruit and mangoes. I also make packets of jack fruit and freeze them to be used the whole year through.
    What is your garden moment? We all have them and I have mentioned that in my post. I think I should write a post on garden frustations too.
     
  9. jeager

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    Eating produce.
    Gardening is so much like life.
    You get back more than you invest.
     
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  10. Zyphir

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    I always love seeing the first sprouts.
     
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  11. Old Geezer

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    When the plants start getting hardy gives me great relief. I'm always insecure about bugs and grubs and birds and whatever else killing the new settings. So vines or stems get big enough to grab my leg and drag me into the garden -- OK, they're going to make it with some help from me.

    "OK, OK, I'll get you some more fertilizer and water!!! Let me go!!!"
     
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  12. jeager

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    I talk to my plants also.
    It makes them feel all fuzzy and loved.
    Really it does.
    House plants respond to good music and die in a house where people
    argue and hate one another.
     
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  13. iamawriter

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    Sure. Fruits of one's labour have to culminate into eating. Nothing like eating what is produced in our own backyard - far better than getting it from the market. There is no guarantee that they have not used pesticides to get those items.

    Happy eating;)
     
  14. OursIsTheFury

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    Harvesting is always the best part in my opinion. It's always nice to get the literal fruits of your labor. I think the hardest part is the wait, because lots of things may happen and the plants could die during the process. I actually admire farmers who do this all year round. Some people don't like hard labor, but I honestly appreciate the process of planting and creating something from literally nothing. A barren field can be cultivated into a massive garden or farm, which would provide self sustenance for the one who had the patience and heart to do all the work.
     
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  15. jeager

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    Fresh dug new potatoes, with just picked green beans and flavored with
    a slice of ham.
    Or better yet a slice of ham and the ham bone.
     
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    There's a lot to be said for eating the first ripe berry of the season, or the first tomato, right in the garden...but fruit picking tends to be sweaty and laborious. I think on the whole I like early spring best.
     
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  17. iamawriter

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    I am with you on this. That is why gardening is a perpetual provider of excitement. The first sprout, the shoot, the bud, the flower and then the fruit - so many stages to be excited about and this happening with all the plants and trees that one has.
     
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  18. Maria_C

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    Wow, I love everything about backyard gardening. From the pre-planting operations to post planting and harvesting. The feeling is quite refreshing and enjoyable when you harvest fresh produce from your own garden.
     
  19. Scarlet

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    I like the harvesting part. It's were I'm reaping the fruits of my labor. There's a feeling of excitement that at last I'm harvesting and tasting the fruit of the plant that I nurtured to grow and produce fruits.
     
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  20. jeager

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    Gardening is so much like life.
    You get back what you put into it.
     
  21. iamawriter

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    I have said this to many. It is not the size of the garden but the ability to appreciate those little wonders such as you did when you saw those flowers bloom on your single plant. I have a big garden but I get joy when each plant shows results.
     
  22. jeager

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    My present garden isn't near as big as I've had but it's plenty enough for now.
     
  23. iamawriter

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    Small as it may seen you must be getting happy surprises there. Plants grow and yield and their growth is our joy specially when a new plant shows off. A new shoot, a new bud, a flower and then a fruit - what more do we need to be happy!!!
     
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  24. jeager

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    perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect!:p
     
  25. remnant

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    The best part in gardening is not necessarily during the harvesting stage, it smacks of absence me a work ethic. I enjoy the cultivation part when I am manually removing the winds. My hands come into contact with the plants, its like a surgeon on a life saving mission. Then viewing the happy plants free from choking weeds waiting for moisture and fertilizer to fill themselves.
     
  26. John Ellett

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    For me, gardening is one of the relaxing hobbies. It allows me to be outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, and has also taught me the importance of growing and maintaining plants. I love to grow a tomato. The major key of growing healthy tomatoes is to learn, control and treat all the tomato pest diseases before they destroy your garden. Sometimes, tomato plants are attacked by many pests during its growth.
     
  27. John Ellett

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    At that time I have asked some exterminator in Nassau County who have provided some recommendations to use a pesticide in a way that minimizes the risk of pests. Then, once I get my tomato plants off to a good start, regular weekly maintenance will insure they are the healthiest they can be.
     
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  28. Old Geezer

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    The real question should be, "What do you most hate about gardening?! Write to vent your bile."

    Working black loamy soil feels good. Getting your garden soil to black & loamy is a bear. You break your back and bust your budget.

    Standing looking at a garden bursting with tomatoes and squash and red peppers and and and, is a moment of beauty. If the sun is burning down on you, you are too tired, and on the verge of folding onto the ground, then looking at the garden can be an epiphany. Forget that it is just something akin to an acid trip.

    I like eating. I like eating fresh food that actually has lots of flavor. Thus, I enjoy the harvest.

    I'm cheap. Grocery stores charge over a dollar per one (1) squash. During harvest days, one daily walk to the garden is six squash. Plus peppers. Plus three tomatoes.
     
  29. Old Geezer

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    I love working where bubble bees are working. They are cute and they are my buddies.

    I hate working where the mosquitoes are working on me.
     
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