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Gardening skill doesn't live up to cooking talent
Gardening skill doesn't live up to cooking talent

One thing I've learned for certain since I put vegetable beds in our frontyard is that, as a gardener, I'm a pretty good cook. My agricultural shortcomings are not something I'm proud of. I start every growing season with the best of intentions, laying out well-ordered plots that seem almost guaranteed to turn into things of beauty. But then life intervenes, weeks pass and somehow the whole operation has gotten away from me. What starts with fantasies of my photo in Sunset magazine winds up with a reality that warrants my picture in the post office — with the warning "Wanted: For plant murder." The most recent example: This winter I planted fava beans...

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