The $64 tomato

  1. Read this: The $64 Tomato

    Read this:  The $64 Tomato
    The $64 Tomato:  How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden William Alexander, 2006 The paperback cover of The $64 Tomato quotes a line from the New York Times Book Review of the book:  “Gardening as an Extreme Sport.”  The reviewer hit the nail right on the head.  William Alexander’s account of his first ten years with his garden at his “Big Brown House” on the hill in a small town in upstate New York provides a rollicking tale of adventures in vegetable growing.  If his plan was to inspire people to have a garden, I’m not certain that he has succeeded.  However, if his aim with the book was to make people think about their gardens, how they maintain them, and at what cost, he has met his goal. Continue reading →

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