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A Pandemic Gardening Journal

Matt Puchalski

A MUST READ for anyone interested in gardening in confined spaces. A personal account of trial-and-error, self-reflection, and growth. With gorgeous pictures throughout, the reader feels the flow of time with every new plant introduced and new idea tested.


During the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, one man discovers meaning in his own back yard. In this personal journey set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author Matt Puchalski takes the reader with him during a year of isolation focusing on his back yard. From a confined urban setting Puchalski walks the reader through turning concrete and trash into life and vibrancy. Starting from an old home past its peak, the reader learns how a person can take rubble and promote life in their community. A good year for growing but a difficult year for humanity, Puchalski discusses his escapism into his back yard and his desire to create a form of normalcy during an evolving pandemic.


Puchalski provides practical advice on starting a garden intermixed with personal anecdotes on how his first season gardening worked for him. Going beyond the garden, Matt Puchalski shares tips and tricks for how to prepare what you've produced in your yard. From the garden variety pickle to the highly forgiving kimchi to the oft overlooked elderflower liqueur, recipes are provided inside.


Recipes include:

  • Rhubarb Syrup
  • Elderflower Liqueur
  • Matt's Quick Pickles
  • Elderberry Jelly
  • From The Garden Kimchi


Book Details

  • Publisher: Conover Lane
  • Publish Date: Apr 16th, 2023
  • Pages: 92
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.22in - 0.28lb
  • EAN: 9798987899403
  • Categories: Essays & NarrativesUrban & CommunityGarden Design

About the Author

Puchalski, Matt: - Matt Puchalski is a gardener and roboticist. Based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, his work in the self-driving car industry has seen his products deployed across two continents.