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As I have shared, gardening is one of my passions. I love spending time outdoors, in the dirt, and growing food for our family. However, over the last year it has gone from a passion to a possible gardening addiction – I don’t think its a bad thing.
20 Signs of Gardening Addiction
- You know where all of the garden centers are within a 20 minute drive of your home, and which one is the best resource for which items.
- You request plants that even the people at the garden center have never heard of.
- You have dreams turning your quarter acre property into something that could rival Longwood Gardens.
- Your idea of a wonderful date includes lunch and a trip to a few garden centers.
- You get sad because you have to leave a portion of the yard for the kids to play.
- You buy bags of garden soil because they were on sale & you have a coupon even if you don’t have a container to put them in yet.
- Any time you have a new idea about what to do with your garden, you create a new board on Pinterest.
- You contact borough hall to ask for permission to plant trees (yes plural) on the street strip (lawn between sidewalk & street) and are devastated when they say no.
- You color coordinate your planters and tomato cages.
- You buy rabbit/chicken manure off of a friend in a Facebook group. You don’t think this is weird.
- You long for a pickup truck so you don’t have to ask a friend to pick up shrubs, bushes, trees, manure, soil, mulch, etc for you.
- You know you can fit a tree in your car with your children securely in their carseats.
- Even the children have garden gloves.
- You come home from running errands with lumber, soil, and plants asking your husband to build you new garden beds, and he doesn’t blink an eye because this isn’t the first time you’ve done this.
- You belong to more than one gardening group on Facebook
- Your friends, and random strangers, text you questions about gardening.
- Your YouTube subscriptions are all for gardening & farming videos.
- You plant vegetables that you don’t like just so that you can grow them.
- You are covered in more dirt than the kids after being outside for an afternoon.
- You have certain friends that are your enablers, encouraging you to grow more, build more beds, and plant more things, and if you run out of room at your place, you can always plant stuff at theirs!
Do you know any one who “suffers” from gardening addiction? There is no cure, only acceptance … that and maybe tomatoes.
Ok… This just cracked me up! So totally true. Every. Last. Word. This is the time of year my husband starts cringing as I make out the list of things for the coming year that need to be done or bought. And I absolutely know how many blueberry bushes can fit in my husbands tiny Honda with the grandchild’s car seat in the back. There’s no way I was putting them in the trunk, LOL!
I spent New Year’s Day curled up with my seed catalogs and my garden plan for this year. My husband was shocked that my wish list wasn’t as extensive … then I reminded him we are getting fruit trees this year and I still have leftover seed. He is such an enabler! I love him!
I’m confused, this all seems normal to me.
In our world, it is quite normal.
Cute post! I’m not addicted, but I have a few friends who can identify with this for sure!