In a lyrical gardening journal, the author uses the phases of his garden to plot a year in his life, providing anecdotes about making tomato sauce with a neighbor and a rafting trip with old friends.
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The topic may be somewhat prosaic, but the content of Shepherd's year-long journal is enchanting, warm, and thoughtful. His account portrays one man's life as it is touched by family, friends, and a colorful cast of neighbors in a San Diego community. Vegetable gardeners in particular should delight in endless musings on aspects of growing numerous tomato varieties; and any literate reader can savor getting acquainted with Shepherd through his lively diary. On a practical level, gardeners who haphazardly plant tomatoes anticipating a bumper crop will find practical horticultural tips peppering the narrative. Aficionados (who already know the joy of gardening efforts paying off in fine yields of this succulent fruit of summer sunshine) will find unequaled kinship, because Shepherd is a soulmate immersed in tomato-related trivia. Alice JoyceFrom Publishers Weekly:
This engaging account will strike a responsive chord in gardeners. Shepherd, a freelance writer, grows his tomatoes in a raised bed in the front yard of his San Diego home. His year begins with the arrival of seed catalogues in December; he plants the seeds in March, nurtures the seedlings until planting-out time in April. Shepherd then waits expectantly for the harvest, battling caterpillars and blossom-end rot. He compares his plants with those of his neighbors and relatives (some friendly competition here) with whom he exchanges advice on tomato culture. But Shepherd goes beyond just growing tomatoes?he warmly embraces family, friends and neighborhood for a thoroughly satisfying story.
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