Adventures in Gardening
The gardening bug has bitten me, and it got me good. So good, in fact, that it made me quit my CSA membership under the impression (or possible delusion) that I can, indeed, grow my own veggies in my urban landscape. I have two totally different raised bed/container gardens with vastly different microclimates. One is on my Brooklyn rooftop, with full non-stop blaring sun. The other in the cool climate of my Catskills cabin. We will be planting sun-loving crops like tomatoes and peppers in Brooklyn and cooler crops like lettuces and peas in Catskills, with a little overlap.
This picture was taken about two weeks after my friend Kerry built the bed and we planted the seeds. There is something so deeply satisfying about seeing those very first little sprouts rise through the earth. I have already harvested radishes and broccoli rabe (and unfortunately the rabe was too stalky and almost un-edible). I will be documenting the progress of the gardens here so you can experience our little experiment too and, possibly, learn from our mistakes.