There is one thing that is the best thing in the whole world about growing vegetables. Much as I enjoy digging up carrots, picking beans, cutting lettuce, shelling broad beans out of their furry pods (and I like that rather a lot), they do not hold a candle to what I did for the first time of the year today.
Pirates may get excited about digging up golden dubloons using a map to find the spot marked ‘X’. I get more excited about digging up potatoes - the child-like excitement of unearthing the hidden prize. Sad, isn’t it?