Weekend Gardening: Zebra Tomatoes

Zebra Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

There’s something about striped tomatoes and the gorgeous splash of color they add to a garden. Michael’s favorite which we have always planted is the heirloom Mr. Stripey, and this year we added varieties of zebra tomatoes. In the basket are red zebra (the orange tomatoes with red stripes), black zebra (the darkish tomatoes with… 

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Weekend Gardening: Okra in a Pot


Sometimes we plan our garden experiments months, or even a year, in advance, and then sometimes we just wing it at the last minute or even a little late. The latter is the case with this pot of okra. I didn’t even think about it until I saw okra in the grocery store in late… 

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Weekend Gardening: Blueberry Harvest

Blueberries in our garden - Andrea Meyers

Last year was the first for our blueberry bushes to produce, and we were thrilled when the first bush blossomed and even more so when the blueberries started to ripen. Apparently the birds were just as excited, and they got more of our blueberries than we did; not the desired outcome for our garden. We… 

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My Mother’s Garden

Mom's Hydrangeas - Andrea Meyers

A few years ago my mother took her love of gardening to a whole new level. She successfully completed the Master Gardening course through the Clemson University Extension and now volunteers as a Master Gardener. To say that I’m proud of her doesn’t even begin to cover it, and I find myself calling her frequently… 

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Weekend Gardening: Starting an Asparagus Bed

Weekend Gardening: Starting an Asparagus Bed - Andrea Meyers

For me, spring means asparagus and I anticipate asparagus season as much as I look forward to strawberry, cherry, and blueberry season. Michael actually tried growing asparagus early in our courtship, but the crowns never took and we ended up with an empty raised bed and dashed hopes. We finally decided to give it another… 

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Early Spring Blossoms

Plum Blossoms - Andrea Meyers

I think the ground hog’s crystal ball has a crack in it, because spring did not come early in our area. Overnight freezing temperatures persisted through the end of March, plus cold rainy weekends kept us indoors, so we are finally getting out to the garden this week. Instead of being in the kitchen, I’m… 

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