Can you have a “garden” that you ignore?
I don’t see why not.
Is That A Garden?
Indeed, some might argue that is what my front lawn currently is. I really don’t have a lawn. It’s an open space with fruit trees and other plants, mostly edible weeds. I just went out and counted 13 edible species of weeds, and nibbled on my mulberry tree which is coming into season.
When I stopped mowing my grass regularly, most of these weeds simply volunteered, and then reseeded themselves. I can eat greens for several months without any work beyond harvesting.
Is that a garden?
I’m Eating Mine, He’s Mowing His
I will admit to originally throwing around weed seeds but that was years ago. Yet, every year I get a crop of food off my lawn basically by neglecting it, or at least neglect by the authorities’ point of view. I have been cited twice for having an overgrown lawn in cul-du-sac suburbia.
That tells me I am doing something right.
In fact, as I write this blog and have breakfast, my neighbor is mowing his lawn, a stretch of decapitated grass that resembles a putting green.
I’m eating mine, he’s mowing his. I think I will lean back, put my feet up, sip some coffee, and listen to him work…. yeah, I know I am doing something right….