Bill Alexander had no idea that his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life-and-death battles with groundhogs, webworms, weeds, and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the vermin (i.e., deer). Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harve...
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books (April 14, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 802613
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Funny read. Took a long time to get to the $64 portion of the title. But any one who has gardened for a few years can relate to the stories and struggles. I would consider reading a follow-up or others by this author....
r electrocution of the tree man, the limitations of his own middle-aged body, and the pity of his wife and kids. When Alexander runs (just for fun!) a costbenefit analysis, adding up everything from the live animal trap to the Velcro tomato wraps and then amortizing it over the life of his garden, it comes as quite a shock to learn that it cost him a staggering $64 to grow each one of his beloved Brandywine tomatoes. But as any gardener will tell you, you can't put a price on the unparalleled pleasures of providing fresh food for your family.