As long as there have been people, there have been people wanting to plant a seed and watch it grow. Over the years this has not only been a hobby, but a way of life for many farmers and growers around the world. Gardening is an important resource for people. We depend on agriculture to feed us and provide us with the extras of life.
For example, grapes give us, not only the fruit to enjoy, but the juice can be made into extracts, foods and beverages. The vanilla bean gives us rich flavor to be added to edibles and non-edibles (like candles and perfumes). Plus, where would we all be without the comforting flavor of the cocoa and coffee bean?