I hear the comment all the time, ‘veggie gardens are a lot of work’, and I am sorry to say that it is true. Plus you need full sun, good soil, and regular watering, so there better be big reward! A short walk in my veggie garden this morn revealed lots of rewards. Chives are in full mauve pom-pom bloom. Baby zucchinis are just forming from their golden trumpet blossoms. Green beans in an orderly row will soon be blooming. Kale, with its purple stems contrasting to slate-green curly leaves, is ready for the picking. Gorgeous garlic has a fan of green topped with arching, elegant scapes. Lush lettuce begs to be harvested. Baby beets have a way to go, but some will be stolen away as greens. And there is ripe red treasure hiding in the strawberry patch. If you don’t have the space or time for a veggie garden, this is an excellent time to seek out your local market!