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Height of the season

(article, Culinate staff)

The New York Times has been featuring much summertime gardening content lately, ranging from a feature on old-school gardening (Thomas Jefferson's gardening techniques, still being used at his Monticello home in Virginia) to regular blogs focused on starter gardens and beekeeping basics. As the Jefferson article noted, in matters agricultural, everything is cyclical:

bq. New gardeners smitten with the experience of growing their own food — amazed at the miracle of harvesting figs on a Brooklyn rooftop, horrified by the flea beetles devouring the eggplants — might be both inspired and comforted by the highs and lows recorded by Thomas Jefferson from the sun-baked terraces of his two-acre kitchen garden 200 years ago.