An Introduction to Home Gardening

An Introduction to Home Gardening

Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction of taming nature.

Though few of us find that our home gardens offer the peace, beauty, bounty, and ease of Eden, each planting—from Babylon’s Hanging Gardens to Gregor Mendel’s famous peas—adds to our knowledge of and delight in the natural world.

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