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Plant a Row for the Hungry

If you garden, you’ve been there: delighted at the success of your zucchini patch, you enjoy a zucchini salad, a nice loaf of zucchini bread, another loaf of zucchini bread, a pot of zucchini-cheese soup…. It’s after the second pot of zucchini soup that you might throw in the towel, but that doesn’t mean your […]

A Potato Recession

In gardening as much as in other aspects of life, humble expectations are more likely to be met than grand predictions of profit. There’s a good reason that, a few generations ago, huge numbers of people stopped working the land. It’s hard work, and quite often, crops fail. […]

Eco Living Through Pretty Landscapes

The right wing industrial warnings about environmentalism don’t hold in this case. Through this replanting, I’ve gained environmentally and aesthetically. I don’t feel deprived at all. […]

Foxglove Secrets

How is purple snow innocent? If I see snow that’s purple, I don’t think of it as innocent, or sweet, unless it’s in a snowcone. […]

Gardening in May

A gardening aphorism adapted from Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. […]

Small Potatoes

When we’re inside together, my son is almost constantly coming to me, looking for personal attention because he’s bored with his toys. Outside, he’s not clingy in that way. […]