Housework must get done.
Unfolded laundry, dirty dishes, floors that need vacuuming, bathroom sinks stuck with toothpaste, unmade beds, dusty bookshelves – these chores demand and get attention daily.
The garden requires work each day also. Someone has to water the plants, weed the rows, pick the vegetables, check for bugs, keep out critters and mend holes in the fence.
Even in the best of climates, taking on the extra work of a garden would be difficult during the shorter days of late fall and winter. Time would be a major constraint.
The extended hours of sunlight during the spring and summer allow us novice farmers to get most of our work accomplished at home and in the community garden.
Chores come easier when there’s enough time to do them.