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The vermin ie deer Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harvest the near electrocution of the tree man the limitations of his The 64 PDF own middle aged 64 Tomato How One Man PDFEPUB or 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. Reading about everything that goes wrong and nothing going right gets depressing After I read the chapter about the author trapping animals in his garden and purposely leaving them in the trap in direct sun for several days hoping they would die because he was too afraid to release them alive I knew the author was a moron and I couldn t stand to read the rest of the book

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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

Bill Tomato How One Man MOBI #224 Alexander had no idea that his Tomato How PDF #202 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. 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

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Trap to the Velcro 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 to grow each one of his beloved Brandywine tomatoes But as any gardener will tell you you can't put a price on 64 Tomato How Kindle #210 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


10 thoughts on “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

  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

  2. says:

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

  3. says:

    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 realiz

  4. says:

    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 decision making processes lofty pronouncements on the superiority of home grown tomatoes what i actually got was so much fu

  5. says:

    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 maintaining the perfect garden Hysterically funny at times and full of oddball characters both human and anima

  6. says:

    Reading about everything that goes wrong and nothing going right gets depressing After I read the chapter about the author trapping animals in his garden and purposely leaving them in the trap in direct sun for several days hoping they would die because he was too afraid to release them alive I knew the author was a moron and I couldn't stand to read the rest of the book

  7. says:

    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 spr

  8. says:

    I laughed out loud several times while reading this and also couldn't help but read the section out loud to my fi

  9. says:

    Cute But jeez talk about privilege I couldn't relate to a 16000 dollar garden Like the last book I read I felt li

  10. says:

    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 air

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