I think it’s a natural path to go from loving to cook, to wanting to grow your own vegetables to cook. If I had room, I’d happily raise my own poultry, cows and have a lobster pool and oysters, too!
I’ve been gardening since about 1997 or so, though edible gardening is only for the last ten years or so. Of course, my love for cooking is well known via San Francisco Food, and it was only matter of time before growing my own vegetables became a must each year.
But like most people, I live in a home with a garden that is pressed for space, especially when it comes to full-sun edibles, but thankfully, each as their own season, so come spring to summer, the garden is chock full of peppers and tomatoes, shiso and onions of all sorts, but come fall, we go straight into Brussels sprouts, lettuces, kale and other cooler weather vegetables.
If there is one truth in this world, it’s that gardeners love to dish about their gardens and the fruits (literal) of their labor. That is how the “Garden of Grace,” an extension of SF FOOD, got started.
Additionally, I grow lots of succulents and houseplants, and while most of the posts will revolve around these three categories, you never know what I’ll plant or buy next.
Follow us on this journey and let us know how your gardening is coming along this year!