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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

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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

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. 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

Summary 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. William Alexander you are a talented writer In less capable hands I probably would have dispensed with the book entirely or thrown it across the room Unfortunately that is about the only nice thing I can say because Mr Alexander you are a pompous boobThe book itself is a train wreck of a tale about bourgeois gentleman farmer the term gentleman farmer is his not mine who spends a fortune on the ideal of a garden that never uite realizes its Platonic form Alexander spends less time enjoying his garden or the garden experience except for the er organic food then complaining about this or that pest weed etc Throughout Alexander repeatedly demonstrates that this or that problem is really brought about by his own stupidity than any inherent aspect of the gardening process And his solutions I really am an or


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 to mention the fact that we get

  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 across the room Unfortunately that is about the only nice thing I can say because Mr Alex

  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

  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

  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

  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 t

  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 spray for bug

  8. says:

    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 c

  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 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 p

  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 wante

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