Trained as a master gardener, Edible Seattle editor Tara Austen Weaver recounts her adventures growing blackberries, rhubarb, tomatoes, plums, persimmons, herbs and more, while overhauling both the garden and her personal relationships in her latest book. Though her story involves some struggles ("Most people will never have a half-acre garden—and probably shouldn't"), she maintains that gardening is easier than you might think.

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