Edible Gardening for Dummies

1. Get weekend house (otherwise known as husband’s rabbinical parsonage) with weedy front stoop and small but very sunny back deck.

1 Seeds

2. Go to 99-cent store and buy a few seed packets and a bag of potting soil. Find and bring up old window boxes. Plant. Go home.

2 Boxes

3. Let rain and sun do their thing. Come back and see what can happen in four weeks.

3 Radishes

4. Thin out lettuces and chard and pick radishes.

4 Salad

5. Enjoy a the freshest salad ever for dinner.

5 Breakfast

6. And French breakfast radishes for breakfast.
Bon appétit!

About writedesigner

Graphic designer, writer, and gardener Ellen Shapiro is based in Irvington, New York. A frequent contributor to design blogs and magazines including Print, Imprint, Salon.com, Communication Arts, and Etapes, she writes about trends, issues and personalities in design, illustration, photography, and visual culture around the world.
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