As we have long suspected, gardeners have better sex. Well, that's not exactly what this study proved–but we take our good news where we can get it. What the study actually says is that 30 minutes of moderate exercise can improve men's—uh—performance, and gardening qualifies as exactly the sort of moderate exercise that fits the bill.
It's the middle of winter, but here in northern California we are experiencing a freakish, summer-like January–no rain, warm sunny days–in fact, the weather this month has been better than it is in a typical July. I'm not making this up. July here sucks. Foggy, chilly, windy, grim. As a Texas girl, I like my summers long and hot, like I like my–oh, never mind.
The point is this: the mood around my hometown is as glorious as the weather. Everyone's out in the garden. At the garden center yesterday, the guy loading my bags of soil told me that people are coming in looking for TOMATOES, for chrissakes.
It won't last forever–I'm sure February will bring rain and misery–but for now, everyone I know is out in the garden, and while I haven't exactly taken a poll, I'm willing to bet that their love lives have improved, too.
So do with this information what you will–and we eagerly await your speculation on the connection between better sex and better gardening.Posted by Amy Stewart on January 20, 2009 at 7:42 am, in the category Shut Up and Dig.