Raising your own veggies VS buying at the market?????

It has been my experience that growing your own veggies constitutes a lot of back breaking work, I know there are those who say there's nothing like a home grown tomato or cucumber, and when I lived in the US, I would have to agree with them as most of the produce sold in the super markets there are from other countries or grown or mass produced in green houses , and the taste is just not home grown , sooo I grew a garden for the taste and so I could say or brag  " this came from my garden" , and many times to the envy of my friends , BUT oh the work and time and Yes money, I put into the moments of GLORY. I take my hat off to all who grow their own veggies , and always appreciated it when they left some on my porch when they had a abundance , I use to do the same .




When we moved to Thailand and I saw how the weather was so good most of the year and the rainy season was even a good time to grow a garden , I soon realized that anyone could have a garden of some sort 365 days a year , and most Thai's do . They don't plant in rows like we always did in America , in fact you would never know it was a garden till the fruit or veggies appear , they just stick a plant here and there and throw seeds to the wind it seems and  Wala , it's a garden.  Well I thought I would show them what a real garden looked like so I tilled the ground   put sticks and string so all my rows would be straight and uniform and planted my seeds of course I put little sticks in the ground at the end of each row  and put my empty little seed packs on them to show what I had planted , each with it's own little row or hill for the vine veggies and , them went about watering them till some of them started to come up. My neighbors would come by and admire or laugh I never knew which and Ciejay never told me what they thought , I guess to save my feelings .  Things were looking good until all of a sudden they all started to wither and die and nothing I could do could save them , so I gave up. And off to the market we went to by veggies , and it was then that I realized that being in Thailand is a" whole nother ball game " and that everything in the market is home grown and taste like it was just picked this morning ( most was )  and for a very small amount of money and no back breaking work , I could enjoy all the home grown veggies I wanted , and to top it all off I didn't have to stock up for a week , as there are fresh markets every day here in the LOS and Gentle people.
 I know that was a lot of rambing, but it was brought to my mind the other day when riding down the road Ciejay said stop here , "we need some Veggies", and I was sooo glad she didn't have to say " go out in the hot sun and pick some veggies".
Just another reason why I love it here and we are Retired in Thailand and Loving it.

The answer to the Question " I'm buying"