I gave up my vegetable garden three years ago. My head bowed, I threw in the trowel. Who was I kidding? I had no time to garden. To compensate, I became a fan of farmer's markets. But the fuel crisis has sucked the virtue out of them. Farmers have to travel a distance to market. Many have to choose between sacrificing their margins or staying home. Many stay home.
Our newest Culture Scout, Karen Hanrahan, had the passion and follow through to plant a modest garden this year. Welcome, Karen. I admit it. Your tomatoes make me green with envy.