hello world!


it seemed like such a good idea.  why pay a small fortune for tomatoes, herbs and the other accoutrements of cooking when you can just grow them yourself? (have you ever noticed how you buy a bunch of cilantro or thyme or mint or sage, use about 1/2 to 1/3, and end up throwing the rest away?)

and away i went!  bags of soil, planters of all sizes galore, fertiliser (organic), stakes, 3 feet, 6 feet, 8 feet, as the tomatoes grew grew and grew, along with the marjoram, sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme, cilantro, basil, carrots, bulgarian carrot peppers, thai chilis, bananas, figs, lemons and limes!  who needs bees when you’ve got an electric toothbrush? Ninth grade biology never taught ya that photosynthesis and cell mitosis are awesome to behold — truly, madly, deeply

i recognize there’s a certain absurdity to my dabblings:

#1 – the plants live indoors near my windows. i haven’t got a balcony.  i’ve got 8 foot tall tomato plants living almost 30 stories above tribeca sidewalks. they have a great view of city hall and the east river

#2 – i don’t like raw tomatoes

#3 – i live next to a supermarket and a farmers market

still, if you’ve got an imp of an inspiration, you never know, if you feed that pesky pest, it just might grow up into a hulking green passion. or in my case, a multitude of kitchen tangents, misfires and new ideas

welcome to my very own savage garden


One response to “hello world!

  1. Great start to the new blog, love the photo of the plants! Looking forward to more posts!

    A little surprised minime didn’t wiggle his way into the photo somehow!

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