That’s why there are two different names. It isn’t merely size. It has to do with the mentality that goes with the space.
A garden. A garden is created, maintained, beautified. This alone does not separate it from the farm. The garden may be neglected and from which one may walk away, even during the height of summer, without feeling too much remorse. It is not a source of income, or rather, not the primary source of income. The garden is the space where you relax…this alone probably separates it the most from the farm.
The farm. I count on the farm to make money. It is my primary, and only, source of income. I have no trust fund to fall back on. I fall back on the farm. My trust fund is the seven hundred tomatoes I planted, hope have good yields, and hope I can sell at the market. The space of the farm is different than the garden because, as with many businesses, a dash of stress and anxiety is incorporated into the mix; although, as of late, it has been quite relaxing.
Well, sometimes the size of the space clearly delineates the difference. Farm is 1.25 acres. I haven’t yet seen such a big garden!