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My old garden plot in Oakland was an eclectic collection of half-wine barrels, large pots and a couple of raised beds that only saw sun in the summertime. I spent a lot of time in that garden thinking, dreaming and enjoying being outside while I...

This past weekend, I had definitely had enough. Enough blazing sun, enough soul-cooking weather, and enough of my bush beans not producing and being destroyed by spider mites because of the heat. I want to grow some freaking lettuce, and I don’t care if it is...

Many gardeners plan out their garden with precision, making sure they’ve given ample room for all the different vegetables they’d like to try. Carrots, beets, kohlrabi— whatever floats their boat—they’ve got everything staked out and planned and balanced out with their crops. But me, I’m trying...

I don’t know about you, but the Noah-worthy deluge of rain this winter wreaked havoc on my garden, and the disappointment of wrecked anticipation left me thinking about why I garden and what it all really means. Because gardening really is about the long game—anticipation....