This may give you some insight into why I feel like gardening is something I must do. Even if my own personal feelings lean more towards the ambivalent than the passionate.
Adam tests out the dirt in the new garden bed. He got a bath afterwards.
Aaron wisely put the garden beds along a sprinkler line, and put new sprinkler heads in so that with a turn of a wheel we could water just the garden beds (not even the whole lawn), and not have to fight the mosquitos to do it.
Oh yeah.. The mosquitos. Those nasty buggers are one of the reasons for the lackadasical progression of my gardening. One hand was picking, and the other was smacking and swiping as fast as possible. Makes you appreciate the "gathering" part of "hunting and gathering" a little more - it becomes a contact sport.
Because the beds are raised, weeds aren't too much of a problem. When it comes to harvesting...you'd think I'd be a little more excited. But after the 10th day of having salad twice a day, the enthusiasm, it tends to wain a bit.
It's too bad that those veggies don't pace themselves out more. I might be more happy to see them. But none are more welcome than the snow peas. Raw or cooked, we eat 'em up!