20 Ways You Know You Are Addicted To Vegetable Gardening

I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to vegetable gardening. Over the last few years, I have caught myself doing things or saying things that has confirmed that I am a gardening junkie. There are many ways that you can be classified as a vegetable gardening addict. Here are 20 ways you know you are addicted to vegetable gardening:

  1. You have a stack of seed catalogs on the back of your toilet.
  2. You are confused and feel sorry for someone that does not garden.
  3. You go to stores like Wal Mart or Lowe’s and browse the garden section in the dead of winter – even when it’s empty.
  4. You buy three times as many seedlings than you have room for.
  5. When you drive by an empty lot, you say, “That would make one nice garden”.
  6. While at the nursery, you discover a variety of tomatoes that you have never seen and buy it because you got to have it.
  7. You look for excuses to miss family functions because you just want to garden.
  8. The only channel you ever watch on TV is HGTV.
  9. The only websites that you have bookmarked in your Favorites are gardening sites.
  10. You name your pets 'Brandywine' or 'Cajun Delight'.
  11. You desperately want to hop over the fence and work in your neighbor’s garden.
  12. You dig through the neighbor's trash to find anything you can compost.
  13. You ask for a new cultivator and floating row covers for Christmas.
  14. You spend more than four hours a day looking at gardening websites.
  15. The only books in your bookcase are gardening books.
  16. You carry a copy of The Farmer’s Almanac everywhere you go.
  17. When you are looking at new homes the first thing you ask the realtor is, “Can we see the backyard?”.
  18. You own more gardening gloves than you do socks.
  19. While doing laundry you realize your clothes are dirtier than your kids' clothes.
  20. You call your gardening fork your “pride and joy”.

If you can say any of these about yourself then you are definitely a vegetable gardening addict! I know that I fit quite a few of these myself. I would love to hear what makes you a vegetable gardening addict!


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11 Comments on 20 Ways You Know You Are Addicted To Vegetable Gardening

  1. 21. Dinner for guests is potato leek soup, with a selection of colorful pickles (cucumber, cauliflower, beet). All from your garden.

  2. My best birthdays are the ones I get to spend in the garden (May birthday girl)!

  3. You harvest the by-product from your grass fed livestock and package it so all size garden growers can garden naturally!

  4. All are very true, especially the one about feeling sorry for non veg gardeners! We currently have a little greenhouse bursting with this years seedlings – 50 plus in the pumpkin/zucchini family and over 100 tomatoes – we are a family of three! I can’t wait to get out there every morning and see how they are and yes I do talk to them all!

  5. You wait for sunrise so you could start gardening, and even garden in the moonlight.

  6. You need a new pair of shoes for work. You also need a good few bags of compost and rotted manure from the garden centre plus seeds and plug plants. The shoes can wait …

  7. Your seasons are divided into:
    Planning (winter), manuring beds, garlic, onions, brocolli and seed catalogs
    Planting (spring) snow peas, herbs, greens, potatoes
    Frenzy (summer) tomatoes, squash, corn, cucumbers and weeding
    Harvest (fall) canning, freezing, sharing the harvest
    Repeat

  8. You look at the garden before you put the coffeepot on in the morning. In your pajamas. Temperature in the thirties does nothing to deter you.

  9. Love it. (except for the Wal-Mart part. Never. Go. There.) I am proud of my addiction and annoy colleagues at work talking about it all the time!

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