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Standing in the greenhouse looking at a choice of seedlings of 200 varieties of heritage tomatoes I could grow was a thrill.This Spring having built more wooden boxes and added more colored plastic tubs to my office roof top vegetable garden I could still only accomodate about 60 varieties, accounting for … Continue reading
Today on the boulevard the broom corn has reached 10 feet tall and the millet-like sprays are opening. It is sure to add another few feet. The amaranth heads are 3 feet high by at least one foot wide. The … Continue reading
Sliced tomatoes, purple shiso, purple basil, sliced burgundy pole beans, and chives from my urban farm just outside the kitchen door One of my favorite cookbooks is Edward de Pomiane’s cookbook ,”Cooking in 10 Minutes”[ first published in 1948] I … Continue reading
Today on my office rooftop garden at www.124merton.com there were at least 22 varieties of tomatoes ripening.We have a total of 57 different varieties of heritage tomatoes. Photos from left to right: Hawaiian Pineapple, Crynkovic Yugoslavian, Anna Russian, Abe Lincoln, Stupice, Black Russian, Wapiscon … Continue reading
This morning Dan Goodbaum www.foodbomb.org came to my garden to interview me for a video he is making about my garden and my gardening philosophy . The bees were at work.
My daughter Ariel www.interaxon.com plucked a dill flower from the garden . “Mmm tastes like plov.” It wasn’t a stretch of her gustatory imagination. Ten years ago, Ariel, Joel and I took a trip to Central Asia. Plov figured prominently … Continue reading
Ghost Eggplants in my Garden These eggplants are beautiful, delicious and prolific. I have planted them in all my gardens this year. When it comes time to eat them, place raw ones in the middle of the table as a centerpiece … Continue reading
Last month on a tour of the Medieval Gardens At The Cloisters, the uptown branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the docent paused in the herb garden to tell us of the Medieval cooks ’ love of salats. That is salad to … Continue reading
Driving back from The Stratford Festival on Sunday amongst endless grain fields stood a blueberry farm. Of course I had to stop . The farmer convinced me that I wanted to buy all the rest of his bounty since he wanted … Continue reading
Last cold and rainy Summer was not the best time to move from edible gardening to wearable gardening but by September last , the cotton did bloom. It didn’t have time enough time to set cotton though. This year in early April I … Continue reading