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For Christmas…The $64 Tomato


$64 TomatoToday’s recommendation for Christmas giving is…. The $64 Tomato by William Alexander. Published by the wonderful Algonquin press, this is a great non-fiction book for all would-be gardeners. I read this book in the summer and it’s definitely worth a look if you are thinking about getting serious in the vegetable patch.

Hey, it should be simple… and cheap too. Middle-aged Bill Alexander battles deer, groundhogs, webworms, weeds, and weather, and his neighbours, while his wife and kids look on in pity. Can you put a price on something that you’ve grown from a seed? Bill’s price is $64 for each of his Brandywine tomatoes. Some how, I am not surprised.

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Richard Davies

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