Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Asparagus

Seven Deadly Sins In The Garden

Pride “Looks like Sally hasn’t gotten her beans in yet. My beans are already to the top of the trellis. People are going to notice when I’m eating fresh beans three weeks before Sally.”

Greed “I’m grabbing all the basil starts I can carry at the plant sale. Outta my way, grandma, I have pesto needs!”

Envy “I hate that Sally has an asparagus patch when I’ve never been able to grow asparagus. I hope she gets asparagus beetles.”

Wrath “Fucking slugs again in my lettuce; are you fucking kidding me? Fuck.”

Lust “That’s a nice looking zucchini. A really nice looking zucchini.”

Gluttony “Can’t…sleep…must…build…more…raised…beds.” Alternatively, “Can’t…stop…eating…fresh…raspberries…”

Sloth “Ehh, garden-schmarden. Seriously, does it really matter that much when I plant my beets? The new Biggest Loser is on…”

What are you guilty of in the garden? Be honest, do you covet your neighbors asparagus?


  1. says

    Envy and Lust for the sunshine in my neighbors' yards. I mean, I love my cool(er) and shady yard, the oak trees are lovely and the grass needs less mowing, but it's terrible for growing veggies.

  2. says

    Naw…ya gotta have my kind of friends and neighbors… We all urge each other on and take pride in each other's accomplishments, cuz we KNOW the surplus is gonna get shared ALL around! lol!

    So it's like they are ALL MY gardens! haha… except I only have to weed my own patch! Works for us! And we learn from each other – what works for others and what doesn't, and what we'd like to change about our own plot next year.

  3. says

    I thin we need to add an eighth deadly sin: Denial. "Sure, these tomatoes will ripen…this slug damage doesn't look that bad…I'm sure these seeds will sprout eventually…we've had a late spring, that means we'll have a long summer…"

  4. says

    Good one Nick! I guess I've been guilty of just about all of them at one point or another. Sloth is the worst though. You miss a window and your dead. Hehe.

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