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On gardening and patience

Patience is one of the greatest lessons working with plants and gardening has had to offer me. It is a lesson I don’t particularly enjoy. I am, by anyone’s standard, not a patient man (just ask my poor wife!).It’s not that I am in need of instant gratification for everything I do in the garden (come on you tomatoes grow some damn fruit, I planted you last week for freakin sakes, what’s the hold-up?!).Nor am I ignorant to the wisdom of great thinkers and prophets: “All things come to one of patience”.It’s just something about linear time that bugs me. Read more

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