That's why they call it a rant!
Robin, who lives and gardens and raises chickens on a 21-acre homestead somewhere in Calvert County, Maryland, is furious with half-hearted vegetable gardeners who give serious vegetable gardeners a bad name.
They bite off more than they can chew in the spring and lose interest quickly. Their gardens go to hell in a hand-basket and, she says, make the case for all those homeowers associations that want to ban vegetable gardens.
We perennial gardeners (Ahem. That would be me) proceed much more slowly and with greater deliberation. And we are borderline obsessive about maintaining our gardens.
So, if you are thinking of going back to the land and aren't sure you've got the staying power for a vegetable garden, go to the farmers' market instead!