The Perfect Backyard Fruit Tree–Four Asian Pears in One

Fruiting trees offer such a wonderful way to reclaim and rebuild the fertility of  our urban yards–if all goes well, one planting will provide sweet food for years to come. This weekend we planted our newest fruit tree, a little four-way Asian pear.  Four varieties are grafted onto one tree.  …

Dishdrainer Sprout Garden

We’re sprout eaters.  Tom heaps alfalfa and clover sprouts onto his lunch sandwich, and I love to sprinkle them on salads, or nibble them as fresh tasty snacks.   That’s why I’m rather embarrassed to admit that until last year, we bought most of our sprouts from the store.  Those containers-full …