The art of sowing, growing, planting and providing exotic varieties of vegetables is an art form. With many home growers all around the world, we’ve all had our fair share of successes and failures. I am no exception to the latter as my tomatoes have fallen victim to the heat waves in Southern California this summer.
But when I walk into the gardens adjacent to the French Laundry, Yountville, CA, my heart skips a beat with joy and happiness. The tomatoes are large, juicy, colorful and vibrant. Who knew artichokes grew on tall skinny stalks?
The man responsible for managing this garden is Tucker Taylor, a dear friend of mine. A humble yet adventurous man, Tucker has a knack for combining the art of growing vegetables with visual functionality. He jokes quietly that his bible is the Farmers Almanac.