Featured in The New York Times

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We were very excited to be featured in The New York Times last Thursday.  Welcome to the many new visitors that visiting us this week.  If you want to check out the entire article it is available online

I have been considering creating a press page and figured this was a good opportunity to start a “CVG featured in the press page

15 Responses to “Featured in The New York Times”

  1. Ragnar Says:

    Wow, congratulations to that coupe!


  2. Red Icculus Says:

    Congrats you handsome devil!


  3. Bukko Canukko Says:

    Do you have any idea if there have been studies about whether chemicals leach into the soil from the plastic bottles? My wife, who always tries to buy organic produce, is worried about BPA in particular.

    Anyway, seems like a great idea. The place where we live in Vancouver, B.C. has a small back yard, and we’re putting in a raised garden bed. But with the raccoons, possums, crows, rats, probably rabbits and who knows how many insect/microbe pests, tomatoes wouldn’t stand much of a chance without blasts of toxic junk.


  4. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Ragnar, thanks

    Red Icculus, yeah my kids are definitely more photogenic than me. I did my best to just have them in the picture 🙂


  5. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Bukko, I can’t be sure for all bottles but the ones I used were from Diet Pepsi and a quick search on their site confirms that their bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate which does not contain BPA, though I am can’t say what else is in polyethylene terephthalate I should be worrying about…


  6. Rob Says:

    LOL I featured your topsy turvy planter a year ago… so then… I scoop the NY Times. Hee Hee. 🙂


  7. deborah d. lattimore Says:

    consider me a new faithful reader! i followed the link from the NYT article and found your site. i absolutely love your sense of humor and your creativeness and inventiveness. next you must create an iPhone app!! congratulations on the well-deserved notoriety!


  8. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    deborah, thanks and welcome to the site. I have definitely have considered the mobile application though I am too cheap for a data plan… Could have some pretty cool monitoring functionality just by parsing the grow boxes twitter feed. Maybe when Windows Mobile 7 comes out 🙂

    Rob, I have always known you had a good eye on upcoming trends 🙂


  9. Prinks Says:

    Very interesting site..Will try the auto watering technique soon. Though I had a concern. With this constant supply of water through the sponge, wouldn’t the soil get saturated ? won’t it be moist all the time ? …Pardon my ignorance.I am a fairly new gardener.

    -Prinks.


  10. Matron Says:

    Wow! fame at last. Congratulations.


  11. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Matron/humic: I guess I should enjoy it while it lasts…


  12. humic_acid Says:

    Congratulations!!! It’s definitely huge to be featured in the NY Times!!! That’s totally awesome. Your upside-down gardening method surely gone a long way. Thanks for imparting this good news to your readers and also for giving some valuable information on how to set up such an amazing gardening method. Keep it up! 🙂


  13. Mac Says:

    Congratulations! My husband found you in the NYT, then passed your article on to me….I kid you not, just last night my son-in-law and I were discussing just this sort of idea as a possible way to grow some veggies in our limited backyard space! Our family will be putting your ideas in place soon! Can’t wait for our summer harvest. 😉
    Count us in a new fans of your blog!


  14. Runcio Says:

    Congratulations to the penetration of the NY Times! But this is not a good idea, at least not for tomatoes (the only one, if not especially tomatoes, which are designed to grow down). Other tomatoes all suffer pain time and grows up.


  15. Top gardening posts of 2010 Says:

    […] kicked off by an awesome mention in a New York Times article and subsequent interview on Science Friday on NPR, this article on making your own tomato planter […]


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