Tales From a First-Year Urban Farmer: Lessons, Battles and a Little Relish
Meet a Seattle blogger whose passion for food and cooking led to an urban garden, which led to even more passion about growing food. This post details hard-won lessons for next year along with plenty of joyful success:
"Despite my tromping around like a toddler, swearing at bugs and ordering green to poke north of the brown dirt: I am frequently found with a wide grin plastered to my face as I water, coddle, prune, weed, mulch and otherwise tend my growing fancies. I love the creativity: using ladders, rake heads and old garden hoes to build trellises. There are little delights: rhubarb that keeps on giving, a plot of herbs that I snip from daily for any given meal, two varieties of strawberries—one early season and one late—providing ongoing berry nibbles all summer long. And the two apples."
Image credit: Janelle Maiocco via Talk of Tomatoes.