I have picked vegetables and/or berries every day this week since. But, unlike so many people who plant vegetable gardens now days, I don't do it to save money on groceries, or even for health reasons. Heck, I usually give half of our produce away to friends, family and neighbors. Don't get me wrong, I do like that we save money and I make a conscience effort to eat healthy. However, these are not my reasons for planting a vegetable garden. I find gardening both fulfilling and peaceful. Gardening meets my urge to create something useful with my own two hands. The slow and steadiness required to plan and maintain a garden teaches me patience and to enjoy the rich soil and green plants. For me, gardening is meditative.