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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
  • William Alexander
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 9781565125575

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Summary Ç 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 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. I laughed out loud several times while reading this and also couldn t help but read the section out loud to my fianc 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 much as I think I could have At the end he has no great epiphany he doesn t come to any understanding about the way his life needs to interact with gardening Instead he just basically shrugs his shoulders and says he s just trying to figure things out This is real life so I know that it doesn t always end with a neatly tied bow but there needs to be a conclusion at the end I just didn t feel like this book had oneHe s a computer programmer and it shows This book is just a little stiff I don t feel like I really got to know William 35 stars but I m feeling generous today

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Summary Ç 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 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

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Summary Ç 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 In 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 own middle aged 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 trap to the Vel. 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 funnier satisfying i mean yes the dude acknowledges that he could conceivably be seen as a gentleman farmer he describes himself several times as a liberal khaki wearing NPR listening satchel toter he does spill a little ink on the superiority of his home home grown brandywine tomatoes but there is so much here i actually laughed out loud a couple of times which i almost never do while readingthe author his wife buy a house in the hudson valley it needs a lot of repairs but it has a huge yard they daydream about growing the garden of their fantasies they even hire a landscape d