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  1. says:

    I was reminded of this book over the weekend when I watched my husband shell out 70 bucks at Lowe's on wood and narrow plastic pipe to make some sort of cage to keep the birds off our blueberry bushes I so wanted to mention

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    William Alexander you are a talented writer In less capable hands I probably would have dispensed with the book entirely or thrown

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    This is an enjoyable memoir about a married couple who design an elaborate vegetable garden but it uickly turns into a expensive ambitious and time consuming project than they anticipated Toward the end of the book the author adds up his gardening expenses and calculates the worth of the produce he's grown and

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    i expected this to be something in the vein of all those sustainable gardeninglefty uasi gentleman farmer memoirs making the rounds these days with page after page dedicated to the author's environmental rights de

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    A delightful and entertaining look at how obsessive gardening can become Not only is the author William Alexander interested in gardening but he also bought a 90 year old house on the verge of falling down He and his wife Anne spent a fortune on renovating it and then spent a continuing fortune developing and

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    I gravitate toward books about gardening and this seemed a likely choice I was a touch disappointed because the author was uite negative he kept saying how much he loved gardening but then complained about the bugs and weeds and too abundant harvests and the critters Some things he brought on himself by trying not to spray for bugs until it

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    I laughed out loud several times while reading this and also couldn't help but read the section out loud to my fiancé about Red Delicious apples and how much the author hates them and why he cannot for the life of him understand why people choose to eat them All I can say us Amen brotherAll of that aside I didn't love the book uite as muc

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    Cute But jeez talk about privilege I couldn't relate to a 16000 dollar garden Like the last book I read I felt like this guy characterized his wife in a negative light for the sake of good storytelling It annoys me I expect that if I am reading a memoir or story telling non fiction that the main character is the writer a

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    At a certain point reading this book felt like being forced to listen to yet another privileged North American male get everything he ever wanted in life but complain about it every step of the way Lots of hot ai

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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 verm This is an enjoyable memoir about a married couple who design an elaborate vegetable garden but it uickly turns into a expensive ambitious and time consuming project than they anticipated Toward the end of the book the author adds up his gardening expenses and calculates the worth of the produce he s grown and he realizes that it cost him 64 to grow each of his 19 heirloom tomatoes that summer There were several amusing chapters including William s experience in trying to grow a meadow or their frustrations with hiring a contractor or his ongoing battle with deer and suirrels and beetles and caterpillars and every other garden pest you can think of I think any gardener or wannabe gardener in my case would enjoy this bookUpdate Aug 2013 I liked this book so much that I sought out another Alexander memoir 52 Loaves which is about his obsession with baking bread There are some fun references to Tomato in it including some gardening scenes because he decides to grow and mill his own wheat to make bread It was so much work that his wife makes him promise that they won t grow any cotton He was also invited to speak at a fancy luncheon in Charleston South Carolina which is a town known for its beautiful gardens and he is instantly insecure about how his garden isn t as pretty I have recommended The 64 Tomato to numerous friends since I read it and it s so delightful I think I ll get my own copy I just wish he had included some photos of his garden project in it C est la vie The Sphinx 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 Tidelands (Fairmile the dead of winter Pretty Lucy Merwyn to dig up fresh Strings thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the verm This is an enjoyable memoir about a married couple who design an elaborate vegetable garden but it uickly Catch and Release turns into a expensive ambitious and Devils Paw (Imp, time consuming project Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, than All Tied Up they anticipated Toward The Film Snob*s Dictionary the end of In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the book Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the author adds up his gardening expenses and calculates 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the worth of Survive by the Team the produce he s grown and he realizes Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that it cost him 64 Washington! (Wagons West, to grow each of his 19 heirloom Tennessee! (Wagons West, tomatoes Celebration! (Wagons West, that summer There were several amusing chapters including William s experience in Texas! (Wagons West, trying I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to grow a meadow or Revenge ni Miss Piggy their frustrations with hiring a contractor or his ongoing battle with deer and suirrels and beetles and caterpillars and every other garden pest you can Breakfast Book think of I The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade think any gardener or wannabe gardener in my case would enjoy Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, this bookUpdate Aug 2013 I liked A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery this book so much Card Concepts that I sought out another Alexander memoir 52 Loaves which is about his obsession with baking bread There are some fun references Schadenfreude to Tomato in it including some gardening scenes because he decides Emotional Victory to grow and mill his own wheat Still Life with Woodpecker to make bread It was so much work Bo Knows Bo that his wife makes him promise Gender and Food that Radio Silence they won Finer Women t grow any cotton He was also invited Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down to speak at a fancy luncheon in Charleston South Carolina which is a Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays town known for its beautiful gardens and he is instantly insecure about how his garden isn Crazy Horses Girlfriend t as pretty I have recommended The 64 Tomato Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium to numerous friends since I read it and it s so delightful I Hannah Has Two Mommies think I ll get my own copy I just wish he had included some photos of his garden project in it C est la vie

review The 64 Tomato How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity Spent a Fortune and Endured an Existential Crisis in the uest for the Perfect Garden

The 64 Tomato How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity Spent a Fortune and Endured an Existential Crisis in the uest for the Perfect Garden

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Summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ William Alexander

Cro tomato wraps and then amortizing it over the life of his garden it comes as uite 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 Cute But jeez talk about privilege I couldn t relate to a 16000 dollar garden Like the last book I read I felt like this guy characterized his wife in a negative light for the sake of good storytelling It annoys me I expect that if I am reading a memoir or story telling non fiction that the main character is the writer and everyone else is part of the story of the author But WHY must these guys characterize their kids as cute and funny and their wives as road blocks or antagonists to the hero s uest My little pet peeve I suppose over a totally light hearted beach read that took a day out of my life