Confessions of a Vegetable Lover

| August 1, 2013


Confessions of a Vegetable Lover

What is it like to grow your own food?

Do you want to start a vegetable garden, but you’re not sure what you’re in for? Or maybe you already have a few vegetable gardening years under your belt, and you’re looking for someone who understands you?

Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

In this collection of humorous essays, I share all the dirty details of my relationship with my vegetable garden:

  • Why I fell in love with Rutabaga
  • How I made a fool out of myself with a Chinese cabbage
  • How I have disrespected and misused all of radish-kind
  • How Potato and I almost split up over a lifestyle disagreement
  • Why Scarlet (runner bean) and I have failed to ever conceive a bean

And more!

But my confessions are good for more than just a laugh. Everything that I’ve learned about growing potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, squash, onions, peppers, radishes, kale, Chinese cabbages, and more is in this book.


  • What is a short season tomato?
  • What are the easiest vegetables to grow?
  • What does it mean if your onions are flowering?
  • What is eating our vegetable plants?
  • Where are the seeds on kale?
  • What is kohlrabi and why should you care?
  • How do you cook a turnip?
  • How do you kill a potato beetle?
  • What the heck is a potato beetle anyway, and how do you know if you’ve got them?
  • Why should you grow zucchini when you’ve never bought it before in your life?

If you want to know more, check out the Confessions of a Vegetable Lover book trailer video on my author page (click on “visit Amazon’s S.M.R. Saia page”)!


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