At young age, we learned that planting a garden was important. It taught us a lot how plants grow and where we get our food from. We especially liked the planting process when we would dig up the dirt with a shovel and break it apart, to raking the dirt before planting the seeds, careful to follow the directions on the seed containers. It was a lot of work, but fun to watch the vegetables and flowers grow. We would have to care for it by watering it and hoeing around the plants to keep the weeds out. Then the produce could be gathered and eaten.
It is a share that many young people today, especially those in the city think that fruits and vegetables are made at the grocery store. We thank our parents for teaching us about how things grow and to reap the harvest.