Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Do you plant carrots when the dandelions bloom? Some swear by the ancient study of phrenology, which tells us to watch nature's cues for when and what to plant and reap.
I started my garden by sowing seven dozen seeds (tomatoes, melons, tomatillos, carrots, sour gherkins) in cardboard egg cartons inside my NYC apartment.