Well to my surprise the Times article came out on line this evening. It'll be out in print tomorrow.
Just a few points before you rush to read it.
- I rent an apartment, not a house in Brooklyn.
- My vegetable patch is barely bountiful, produces vegetable snacks -with exception of the green beans and herbs.
- My soil lead in the side yard is at least 50 times N.Y.S. background levels according to the numbers I received from The Environmental Sciences Analytical Center or 90 times the U.S. agricultural soil levels average according to the University of Minnesota Extension.
- My vegetables are all in wooden planter boxes or plastic nursery pots. The soil in them is a mix of bagged potting soil and bagged compost, not "nursery dirt."
Now read it and weep lead!
Then compare to nycgarden post My Farm (where all this started) and Mutterings on the Mutter. Its a shame thy blog did not get a mention. But the Times photographer, Patrick, did a good job despite the toxically bright sun that day.
I'd like to post about how the garden is doing before I split for Weir Farm. So moving on.
The online addition corrected the "9 times" to read " 90 times" based on the facts presented later in the story. Alas, the Late Edition print can not say the same.