Posted: 14/10/2013 at 21:47
Late starter. Had no interest until my early 30s, it didnt seem very rock and roll, but then we bought our current house which had a very large garden that was completely overgrown. Initially I started just to try and keep things tidy. Next I bought a few plants and was surprised that they seemed to do ok, but really had no idea what should go where. Next I started reading everything I could but, the real revelation was when I grew my first seeds, this was surpassed when those seeds produced flowers and the cycle repeated.
Throughout hectic years of an increasingly miserable medical career the garden kept me sane much longer than should have have been. Eventually things did get too much and I spent the next 7 years in and out of work. Finally a prolonged period of illness forced me to take early retirement.
The garden has helped me to recover. I am now getting back to the person I was, still not there but, the garden has been a big part of that recovery.
Anyway perhaps gardening is rock and roll.