Weekend Gardening: Hibernation

Lemongrass in Winter - Andrea Meyers

I walk around the garden with snow crunching under my feet and my breath hanging in the air. Brown leaves hang on the rose bushes with a few shriveled flowers dangling from the stems. Lemongrass leaves, which last summer stood as tall as my eyes, now lay fallen and crushed, the lemon fragrance long gone… 

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Weekend Gardening: Growing Potatoes in the Winter, Part 1

Potato Sprouts in a Pot - Andrea Meyers

Ever since I found tiny yellow potatoes at Trader Joe’s last year, I’ve been planning how to grow some for ourselves. The flavor of those little potatoes is incredibly close to my favorite papas criollas from Colombia and after tasting them in ajiaco and clam chowder we knew we had to try them in the… 

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Weekend Gardening: Weed Wars

Weed Wars - Andrea Meyers

What you are about to see is not pretty. It’s true, sometimes gardening is neither beautiful nor relaxing, particularly when dealing with garden pests and ultra resilient weeds. Take, for instance, the grass and weeds growing in our garden and behind the fence.