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When gardening is baked in, your thoughts turn to gardening when you are not in the garden. You might be shopping for furniture, watching a basketball game, or reading Harry Potter books and still find yourself thinking about plants, flowers, dirt, compost and all other things gardening.
When gardening is baked in, gardening is part of the core of who you are. You don't have to stop and think about gardening because you never really stop thinking about gardening
When gardening is bolted on, you aren't likely to think about gardening while watching movies like The Polar Express, polishing silverware or thinking about back to school. You think about gardening when you feel it is time to garden in the spring or when you pass through the seasonal section of the big box store and see that they've started stocking it with gardening items.
When gardening is bolted on, gardening is something you do when it is time to do so. You may have to stop something else to think about gardening and let it back into your life each spring.
Is gardening baked in or bolted on to your life? There are excellent gardeners in both categories, so there is no wrong answer here. Just leave a comment "baked in" or "bolted on" to let me know.
(Ummmm... I think gardening is baked into my life.)