In this week's post about What Makes a House a Home, Angry Wayne, aka Wayne Surber, the former executive sous chef at Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, and the chef behind a new venture, Lonestar Taco, writes about how he started creating a vegetable garden at his father-in-law's house, two hours away—and how an experiment that started on a whim ended up creating a home he didn't know he had.
A look at the life-cycle of a rooftop vegetable farm for a Canadian restaurant—complete with hydroponic planters, a hoop house—including the harvest of beautiful vegetables. Learn more about vegetable garden design.
Of all the root vegetables I grow, it is the potatoes that give me the biggest thrill at harvest time. I love to stick my hands in the soil and retrieve the buried bounty, with a yield of eight to ten potatoes for every one that I plant.
Get three of Chef Jeanne Kelley’s favorite garden-fresh recipes: Garden Tomatoes with Herbed Goat Cheese and Griddled Bread; Italian Arugula Salad with Blood Oranges; and Kumquats and Watermelon Radishes.
Victorian horticulturalists were quite interested in scrapbooking and gardening and their two interests were combined in the ephemera of seed company trading cards, some of which can still be found (and collected) today. With funny illustrations and silly advertising mottoes, these seed company trading cards are a peek into the gardens of the past.