Reasons to garden: You might find some surprises
She’d long given up hope of finding it again. She was pulling up carrots when she noticed the gold band wrapped around a small carrot. How fabulous is that?
My discoveries haven’t been momentous but are still exciting to me. In 1982, the first year we gardened in Ann Arbor, I found a small Yoda figurine when double-digging the vegetable bed.
We continue to find interesting objects in our garden. Even now, we find interesting bits and pieces — mostly broken glass — every season. We cannot count on finding things in garden, but the discoveries keep things interesting.
What’s the best thing you’ve found in the garden?
Janice and Jim Leach tend a backyard plot in downtown Ann Arbor, where they try to grow as many vegetables and other plants as possible. For the last four years, they've published gardening tips, photos and stories at their 20 minute Garden website.