An Amsterdam museum director said, “What we’re seeing in a reality dominated by a virtual is that, people want to experience real things.” Whether it be a Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum or a slightly flawed, but highly tasty tomato — people have an underlying need for the real things.
There is nothing quite so unreal as the food in our supermarkets — always in season, looks great, and tastes so unlike the real, imperfect things.
Yet, there is nothing quite so satisfying to grow, easy to harvest and satisfying to use than the outside leaves in the fresh gleanings of a small row of garden spinach – actually less time-consuming than the total effort of the store-bought. A little row can last three months. I am always sad to see its season end, but look forward to another season. Such a nice surprise1! So, just grow a little row!