The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost his Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden (Pdf or kindle) BY William Alexander



12 thoughts on “ The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost his Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden

  1. says:

    A decent enough read until I came to the chapters where the author admitted to torturing trapped animals. He left an opossum stuck in the live trap because he was too afraid to approach the trap to pick it up and load it in his car. He let it come close to death by leaving it exposed to the elements in the heat for 2 days until it was near de

  2. says:

    I admire gardeners! I am not one myself. Part of that is physical issues, but it's mostly disinclination: I hate heat, sweating, and

  3. says:

    This book reminds me so much of the adventures experienced, and those endured, when our family of 4 boys moved to 25 acres of land with a mobile home and a barn. William Alexander shares several years of new experiences from remodeling a 90 yr old house with all the "normal" setbacks involved in such an undertaking, and then planning and executing gardens and a small orchard on his land, along with all the unexpected ch

  4. says:

    This book runs the gamut it is fun, entertaining and educational. There is nothing pretentious about the author. He does not shy away from his periods of lack of success and you are also able to revel in his successes. I am not a gardnerer and have not interest in gardening and yet I was thouroughly caught up in this story. Perfect gift for anyone who takes even the slightest joy in gardening

  5. says:

    Highly educational and very enjoyable to re

  6. says:

    Great book by an excellent author. I've recommended this book to many friends and family members. I also bought his book Flirting With French and recommend it to anyone learning a second language or someone wanting to remember their own struggle with learning French.

  7. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book. I have the smallest of gardens and I am looking to expand it and this book gave me a lot to think about. It is humorous and yet informational. An enjoyable read for anyone interested i

  8. says:

    Very funny book. I purchased it before, lent it out, and never got it back. Now, I've purchased it again for my neighbor to read.

  9. says:

    very witty! enjoyed the book very much and just bought his next two!

  10. says:

    This book is a fascinating romp through the trials of setting up a huge 2000+ veggie garden and a tiny orchard. As a writer he is often funny, and very honest and it's a unique lens through which the interactions with his family shows.

    Sometimes his actions are a bit cruel for my animal loving self though. I know pests can be a problem

  11. says:

    Wonderful book: funny, easy to read and instructive. The autor's struggles with birds, deers, groundhogs and squirrels are awfully amusing.
    In some way, it reminded me the Durrel's classical: My Family and Ot

  12. says:

    Humouros book that hits very close to home. Having a garden myself, with most of his problems I can understand the titile.

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Review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ 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. I enjoyed reading this book I have the smallest of gardens and I am looking to expand it and this book gave me a lot to think about It is humorous and yet informational An enjoyable read for anyone interested in organic gardening

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 The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost his Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest 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. I admire gardeners I am not one myself Part of that is physical issues but it s mostly disinclination I hate heat sweating and bugs and my introduction to gardening was doing slave labor for my mother who had lovely gardens that she could or would not maintain herselfBut I DO love some aspects like being able to have heritage food species instead of ones developed for good shipping ualitiesThis is a detailed account of one gardener s journey into and possibly out of gardening madnessIt all seems so simple at the start turn unused land into a nice vegetable garden where he can grow than a couple of tomatoesIn many ways this is an account of unintended conseuences Various things that seem like good ideas at the time have results that no one could really predict Like the Rosebush Incident he added 4 heritage roses and loved them but they attracted Japanese beetles which laid eggs and the hatching grubs proceeded to destroy his grass While it makes sense I admit I would not have thought of that myselfThe book s title comes from his calculations for the last year of gardening before the book ends It had been a bad year and once he added up the costs and subtracted the market cost of his other crops his beloved Brandywine tomatoes cost him 64 each Now I don t know that the accounting is altogether accurate but it sure shows how the costs and the work can sneak up on any gardenerI really enjoyed this book and it s both a love story and a cautionary tale Great combinationRecommended to aspiring gardeners

Review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ William Alexander

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. This book runs the gamut it is fun entertaining and educational There is nothing pretentious about the author He does not shy away from his periods of lack of success and you are also able to revel in his successes I am not a gardnerer and have not interest in gardening and yet I was thouroughly caught up in this story Perfect gift for anyone who takes even the slightest joy in gardening