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How My Garden Grows


Margaret Atwood once said, “Gardening is not a rational act.” She’s right. No rational person pulls all of their tomato plants into their kitchen during a treacherous thunderstorm. No rational person tiptoes up to a broccoli plant in the dark of the night to catch the mysterious Hole-Chewing Creature.

Irrational, yes, but then there’s an uncanny moment when you see—nearly in real time—a scarlet runner bean break soil. In a perplexing world of New York minutes, there is a welcome relief in those simple, majestic moments.

Chives

Eggplant, broccoli, herbs, ground cherry, bok choy.

Strawberry

Growing:
Cucumber, zucchini, garbanzo beans, fennel, Waltham broccoli, early purple sprouting broccoli, eggplant, ground cherry, early beets, golden beets, parsnip, swiss chard, strawberry, rutabaga, artichoke, cabbage, butternut squash, arugula, kale, lettuce, golden cal wonder peppers, green zebra tomato, old Italian tomato, Omar’s Lebanese tomato, chocolate stripe tomato, scarlet runner beans, Parisienne carrot, cosmic purple carrot, tall telephone peas, Charentais melon, English Ivy, morning glory and moonflower, wildflowers

Harvesting:
Bok choy, basil, chicory, chives, mint, oregano, rosemary, ruby streak mustard greens, sage, tarragon, thyme

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