Armchair Gardening

This is one of the first books I reach for when I have an overwhelming bounty  of produce, or a couple of ingredients I don’t know what to do with. It is really an encyclopedia- thick and heavy, full of information on varieties, preparation but with a few simple, creative recipes for each type. It also has the most captivating still-life photographs of luscious fruits and vegetables served in a farm kitchen, prepared with rustic wooden cutting boards and dished up in well-loved pottery.

Of course, this book always gets me thinking about growing our own vegetables. My fantasies are often overly ambitious and I have to remember to know my limits. Especially since I will be nine months pregnant in June. How much gardening can I realistically commit to? I’m not sure yet… In any case, that hasn’t stopped me from ordering a few seed catalogs to peruse. On my wish list so far? These purple and yellow string beans look divine. What are your plans for summer gardening?


One thought on “Armchair Gardening

  1. Hi Cait! I hope you are well.

    This looks like a marvelous book. I have yet to grow any vegetables so I think my summer gardening will be the usual – roses, hydrangeas and whatever perennials survive our shady property!

    Have a great weekend.



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