I think I would like to grow my own vegetable garden one day, when I am more settled down. I like to entertain the rustic, romantic notion of hanging carrots by the bunch on hooks over a wooden kitchen counter, with a barrel of something in the corner, and a nice towel laid over it. And a few shelves on the wall stocked with onion (sweet onion especially, the best onion I know). Potatoes. A bag of flour.
I don't know if I'm being fanciful and waxing nostalgic, but then again, I feel like I would enjoy this and think about it a few times a week maybe.
Anyways. How many of you plan on, or have, a garden for vegetables? Just a garden? No way, Jose? Maybe? Not applicable? --- SIGNATURE
I don't see myself having a vegetable garden, but I can definitely see having an herb garden. There's no better way to keep herbs fresh than to leave them in the ground. --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
Having a vegetable garden is really nice. Last summer Jess grew one at Brad's and it does satisfy that romantic idea of a "good hard day of work" and things like that. It's very fulfilling. Plus, you get to make some really good chili/stir fry/whatever you think of, using your own creations.
Jess watered it once a day, maybe twice on hot days. The only real work was really at the beginning --getting the dirt loose and fertilized -- after that it's cooking-type work. Pick the vegetable when it's ripe and cut it up how you want it and make something delicious with it. So, not really much work.