Top Ten {Reasons I Don’t Garden}

Someone asked me in a recent post that I wrote about doing real food on a budget why I’ve never talked about growing your own vegetables as an option.

Growing your own veggies is a GREAT option, but it’s not usually on my radar because I don’t exactly garden.  It’s on my list of things to do, but I have to admit I am not particularly excited about this prospect.  Here’s why.

1) I have what some might call a black thumb.  Gardening is not intuitive to me, and my flowers have this way of shriveling up and dying on me.

2) I am lazy, so my flowers don’t get watered as they should, so again, they like to shrivel up and die.

3) I do not particularly care for the out-of-doors.  I don’t like bugs, but bugs sure do like gardens.

4) Oh, and the worms.  *shudder*

5) I have this thing about getting my hands and fingernails dirty — I don’t yike it.  Yes, I’m a priss.

6) We have horrible soil.

7) We live in a development with an HOA policy that dictates gardens must blend into the landscape.  I’m not sure how to go about making that work.

8) I am busy.  I don’t have time to add one. more. thing. to my agenda.

9) Gardening would require manual labor.  See #2.

10) I’d have no excuse to wander around the farmer’s market, which is one of my favorite summertime activities.

This post is linked up with Oh Amanda’s Top Ten {Tuesday} carnival.