You may also find a lot of friends and neighbors looking for freebies, and pretty soon you'll start feeling obligated to them. The same thing happens when you sell to them. It's very difficult to collect money for something that your friends, neighbors, or your family would expect to get free from a gardener. That's one reason why I invented square foot gardening. I realized that the old-fashioned single-row garden was producing too much all at once, and so there was a surplus to get rid of. Although the square foot system staggers the harvest through controlled planting, everyone still clings to the incorrect notion that all gardeners have an overabundance of produce which they can give away.
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