Yes....I am a farmer. My daddy and all of my ancestors were farmers. It is in my blood!! While I was on my road trip my garden was kept alive by my husband who says he can kill an artificial plant!! He did the best that he could. At least he did give it a drink every now and then. I worked for over two hours pulling weeds and trimming back some of my plants. I have enough produce to set up my own road side stand. Mary would stop at it for sure!!!