Gardening – a not so good way to diet
By Joe Giorgianni
Someone once said that a sure way to lose a lot of weight is to eat a lot of vegetables. Come to think of it, I don’t recall seeing too many fat rabbits. Remembering this profound dictum, I decided that the best way to get lots of vegetables would be to have a garden.
Now, I admit, I am not the brightest star in the galaxy, nor the most proficient person in town when it comes to growing anything that needs water, plant food, daily conversation, or TLC. And by the same token, I am not a millionaire, which is what one needs to be today to afford the variety of vegetables sold in super markets, road side stands, or from the back of a pick-up truck. But, I thought that if eating more vegetables really does contribute to weight loss and since I cannot afford the high prices being charged, I should at least attempt to raise a few veggies in a garden.
First, I needed to locate just the right spot to plant the various things I thought I would enjoy eating. A soil rich in nutrients. A soil that is supple, yet firm enough to hold a good root system. I would need space to plant things that grow on vines and spread over large areas. After all, if I was going to lose a lot of weight, I would need a lot of veggies.
removing the majority of sod from around my house, I was on my way to a better
living through vegetables.
© 2006 Joe Giorgianni
Giorgianni is a newspaper columnist for the Venice Gondolier Sun in Florida.
His award-winning column is humorous and revolves around family
vicissitudes and political oddities.
He has multiple publications in U.S. Architecture Magazine as well as
transportation marketing magazines. He professes an insatiable desire to
write daily, and has a “yet to be published” novel, a compendium of columns
awaiting publication, poetry, children’s fables, and multiple submissions of
short stories. Joe
is also professional wedding and commercial photographer with twenty years of
experience and holds a degree in Marketing/Public Relations.
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