Weekend Gardening: Dandelions (Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae)

Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad Recipe with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae - Andrea Meyers

Dandelions are a wild weed and flower that I have loved since childhood. My sister and I picked them and put the flowers in our hair, and blew the seeds into the wind on hot summer days, watching them float away to land elsewhere and make a new plant. And now I watch my sons… 

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Tomato Garden Preparations

Marigolds and Basil - Andrea Meyers

Over the past six years, we’ve done a lot of experimenting in our backyard garden, growing many types of plants and trying various locations to see what would work best. There has been plenty of failed experiments, and we’ve taken those experiences and changed things up a little each year. One important lesson we’ve learned… 

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Sweet Yellow Tomato Salsa with Vidalia Onion, Red Chilies, Lime, and Cilantro

Andrea Meyers - Sweet Yellow Tomato Salsa with Vidalia Onion, Red Chilies, Lime, and Cilantro

Last year we started growing heirloom Ivory Egg tomatoes using plants we bought at Debaggio’s, our favorite herb farm and nursery. They always have a fantastic selection of healthy plants, and we ended up with 20 tomato plants, 4 tomatillo plants, 6 bell pepper plants, and 12 hot pepper plants. That may sound crazy, but… 

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Weekend Gardening: Spring Chard, Brussels Sprouts, and Artichokes

Andrea Meyers - Artichokes

The weather has been strange this year. Winter didn’t feel like winter at all and the official start of spring passed by without much notice because I was already wearing sandals before the big day. However, having an early spring means that our garden popped a little early this year. The chard (above) is going… 

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