Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s spring, and a middle-aged man’s thoughts turn to . . .

Compost, of course.    Here at BRTG, we are trying to provide the nutrients needed by our voracious vegetables by composting both kitchen waste and the excess organic matter put out by the ornamental part of the garden.   We have not … Continue reading

Posted in Failures, Soil | 1 Comment


We all know what a powerful thing it is to take man out of the city and into nature.   When an urban hipster – adapted to the ecological and cultural niche of Chelsea or Greenpoint – spends a week in … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Non-edible Bulbs, Ornamental Plants, Peaches, Photos, Rhubarb, Seen From the Battery Rooftop Garden | 1 Comment


This morning I picked some baby kale leaves from the enormous over-wintered kale shrub and some older leaves from the over-wintered sorrel, gave them two stirs in hot oil, and added two fresh eggs.   The result was so outstanding that your … Continue reading

Posted in Carrots, Cooking and Eating, Herbs, Kale, Soil, Weather | 2 Comments