Local chef gets his greenhouse groove on
Story and photos by Tom Castrigno
SUMMIT COUNTY — Backyard vegetable gardens are gaining lots of attention lately. It’s no surprise, with all the talk about locally sourced foods, not to mention rising food prices. The rewards of growing your own vegetables are numerous. Chief among them is a readily available source of fresh, delicious produce.
Here at 9,000 feet, our garden choices are generally limited to cold-tolerant varieties like kale, lettuce, and spinach. Herbs like cilantro, mint, and parsley can also be grown fairly easily.