June 21st, 2012

Market Report: Herbalicious

I’m quickly learning that there is something both humbly reassuring and inexorably nerve wracking about growing your own food. I’ve come to accept that these dueling passions are just part of the process, but the slugs and bugs, molds and pests are an education in patience. Having planted my first herb and vegetable garden last […]

April 27th, 2012

Gardening 101

Confession: I can cook, but in all my life I’ve never grown a vegetable. An herb garden? But once, and only for two months before my landlord mistook my potted rooftop plants for that other kind of herb. In truth, my neighbor was growing pot in the stairwell beneath his gargantuan cacti that I guess […]

August 17th, 2009

Crush-a-belle: The $64 Tomato

This laugh-out-loud gardening memoir (who knew gardening could be funny!?!), written by William Alexander, had me in stitches. I flew through the pages with Alexander as he chronicled his triumphs and falters in the quest to keep up with the ever-growing demands of his Hudson Valley vegetable garden and orchard. The $64 Tomato is so […]

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